Treatment for Male Infertility
In cases where the man is found to be impotent or has problems with premature ejaculation, our doctors can help address these issues specifically. Behavior therapy and/or medicines can be utilized in these instances.
Many medicines can be used to treat infertility in men, including:
- Clomiphene citrate (Clomid)
- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG Injections
- Follicle-Stimulating Hormone or FSH (Gonal-F®, Follistim®)
If the male is found to have a low sperm count, sometimes surgery can be used to correct the problem. In other cases, doctors can surgically remove the sperm and use ART technologies for fertilization. For cases where an infection is affecting the sperm count, antibiotics can be takes to clear up the infection.
Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE) is the process of removing a small portion of tissue from the testicle under local anesthesia and extracting the few viable sperm cells present in that tissue for the purpose of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This is recommended for men who cannot produce sperm in their ejaculate for multiple reasons.