In couples with infertility, it is still the woman who usually gets examined first; men frequently are examined only later, even though male infertility contributes to nearly half of all cases.

Infertility means the inability of a couple to conceive and reproduce. According to doctors, infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of regular intercourse without contraception.

Allocation Infertility

There are two types of infertility: primary and secondary.

  • Primary infertility means that a man has never fathered a child
  • Secondary infertility: the man has already fathered one or more children, either with his current partner or another woman

Male infertility has many causes – genetics, stress, changes in lifestyle, but also dietary habits have reduced production and quality of sperm at an alarming rate. Approximately 7% of all men remain infertile even after one year of unprotected intercourse.

There are inherited and acquired disorders, they are divided into disorders of hormonal control of testicular function (1-2%), diseases of sperm formation in the testes itself (30-40%) and diseases of the transport system of sperm (approx. 10-20%).