Center for Human Reproduction
Infertility Specialists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
In about 45% of infertility cases, the problem occurs in the male partner. But, male fertility problems aren’t a problem at the Center for Human Reproduction. In their office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, premier fertility specialists Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS, and David Barad, MD, MS, FACOG, can successfully treat male fertility issues to help 90% of affected men become the genetic father of a baby. Use online scheduling or call the office to arrange an appointment.
Male Fertility Q & A
How common are male fertility issues?
Male fertility issues are more common than you may think. In about 55% of infertile male-female couples, the woman has fertility issues, and in 45% of cases, the man has fertility problems. In around 25% of cases, both the man and the woman have fertility problems.
Among the Center for Human Reproduction patients, about 20% have either male infertility or both male and female infertility.
But, with the cutting-edge treatment protocols at the Center for Human Reproduction, at least 90% of men with infertility can become fathers.
How are male fertility problems treated?
Male fertility treatment depends on the specific issue and its severity.
Mild male infertility
For mild male infertility, intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help your partner become pregnant. In this treatment, you provide a sperm sample, and the laboratory prepares and concentrates it before placing it into your partner's uterus.
Moderate-to-severe male infertility
For moderate-to-severe male infertility, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be the right choice. In this process, laboratory specialists choose the strongest and most viable sperm from your prepared sperm sample.
Then, they inject them into an egg, performing the fertilization in the lab. Finally, the fertility doctor places the fertilized egg in your partner's (or gestational carrier's) uterus directly through in vitro fertilization (IVF). That can help even if you have a very low sperm count.
Very severe male infertility
Even if you have no sperm at all, it's still possible to find tiny quantities of sperm within your testicles in 85% of cases.
A urologist who specializes in this high-tech procedure performs either a testicular biopsy or testicular sperm extraction to get viable sperm. Then, the laboratory team performs ICSI followed by IVF.
The Center for Human Reproduction team can explain all the male fertility treatments to help you understand which may fit your needs.
Am I a good candidate for male fertility treatment?
At the Center for Human Reproduction, virtually every man who wants to become a genetic father is a good candidate for treatment. For decades, the team of fertility field leaders has demonstrated excellent results in treating both male and female infertility — including the toughest cases.
If you’re ready to become a father, but fertility problems hold you back, call the Center for Human Reproduction, or click the online scheduling tool.