Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Infertility – your man too may be responsible 40 percent men responsible for infertility in childless couple

Mohali, March 9,2010
Today a women’s role has gone beyond being a perfect home maker to being an accomplished all rounder. This paradigm shift has conferred woman with the ability to bust many a male bastions.
But nature has bestowed only woman with the power to give birth to a new life. Stressful and busy professional lives have started taking a toll on the sexual life of couples as well as their decision to plan a child.
The delay in planning pregnancy aggravates the problem of infertility in both the partners. When a woman fails to conceive even a year after trying for a baby, the couple is said to be infertile.
Usually women are blamed for infertility, whereas in 30 to 40 percent cases men suffer from low sperm count, no sperms or some other problems that prevent pregnancy, says Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Consultant Gynecologist and infertility expert at Fortis Bloom IVF Centre, Mohali.
“Women in infertile couples often protect their husbands from the feelings of failure by taking much of the responsibility for the treatments upon themselves, whereas fertility of the male partner is often taken for granted,” he revealed.
Talking about some of the common causes of male factor infertility, he says that sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea or Chlamydia which may cause blockage of the tubes (VAS) which carries sperm outward is known to cause infertility. Also problems such as absent vas or undefended testis may be there from birth. Infections like mumps in childhood can damage testis and result in infertility in the man.
Besides this, the present lifestyle has a lot to do with the infertility in couples. For men, looking after their health as a prospective father is very important, as an array of habits affect potency. The worst offenders are not very difficult to be kept at bay. These offenders include avoiding working in very hot temperatures that may reduce sperm count. Smoking and alcohol remain the top culprits in affecting sperm counts in men, he reveals.
With the advent of new technology, there are many new treatments for male factor infertility whereby even men with no sperms or very few sperms in semen can become fathers.
At Fortis Bloom IVF Centre Mohali, these treatments are offered with high success rates and within reach of the common man. “This has been made possible by making use of latest equipment, best quality disposable and imported culture media, high class competent services and very economical professional fees. The centre is equipped with state-of-art embryology laboratory and staffed with team of highly trained professionals,” adds Dr Pai.
The Bloom IVF centre is equipped to provide intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA), embryo freezing, semen banking, egg and embryo donation, surrogacy, ovarian tissue bank and counseling, says Dr Pai.
Centre also has experts such as Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar and Dr. Jaya Gogate regularly visit from Mumbai to help infertile couples become parents.