Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Survey results also state that in around 50 percent of the cases, problems with men could be the cause of fertility issues.
Infertility in men could be because of a number of reasons. One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically mass of varicose veins in the spermatic cord, and which needs surgery for sperm extraction. The condition increases temperature, and the testis gets too warm for normal sperm production and also affects the quality of the sperm – repair will often improve sperm quality. Other biological causes include infection, ejaculation issues, tumors, hormone imbalance, certain medication and prior treatments and surgeries. Obesity, use of tobacco and alcohol, and stress also affect fertility.
“Unfortunately, our society is such that in cases of infertility, it is more-or-less assumed that the problem lies with the women, which is not always the case,” said Dr. Mohamed ElKhouly, Specialist Urologist at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai.
“Men are also reluctant to go for screening, since they don’t see the need for it. However, regular screening for male fertility health is especially important as many things can go unnoticed until a couple will try to conceive and experience difficulty. For example, if men get their semen analysis done every year or two, they will know about any issues and can be treated appropriately prior to trying. This way they will not end up losing time, particularly in cases where they are older than 35 years of age”, he said.
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, certified with American quality accreditation – JCI, is offering complimentary fertility screening for men from November 20 to November 30 at its clinic premises. You have to call and register in advance.
Location Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Al Hudaiba Awards Buildings ,7th Floor Block C, Jumeirah, Dubai Cost Free for men's fertility screening Dates November 20 to 30 Contact for registration + 971 4 705 5055 or 800-IVF (483) Email firstname.lastname@example.org