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Infertility affects approximately 10-15% of couples attempting to conceive a baby. Male infertility is any condition in which the man adversely affects the chances of initiating a pregnancy with his female partner.

Male infertility is commonly attributed to low sperm count or a blockage preventing the proper delivery of the sperm. Other factors, like injury, illness or lifestyle choices can also play a role in male infertility


In order to properly diagnose, your physician will do a complete history and physical exam followed by blood work and semen analysis.

If a problem is discovered, your physician will discuss with you your treatment options. Medication and surgery are two treatment options available by The Iowa Clinic Urologists. In some severe cases, there may not be a treatment option available,