Male Infertility

Male infertility may be as a result of :

  • A decrease in the number of sperms produced. (insufficient spermatogenesis)
  • Sperm passage being blocked in the reproductive pathway.
  • Sperms that do not have the capacity to fertize an ovum.


  • Environmental pollutants
  • Exposure to high heat for prolonged periods
  • Genetic abnormalities
  • Heavy use of alcohol
  • marijuana, or cocaine
  • Hormonal deficiencies or consumption of excess  hormonal & steroidal medicines.
  • Impotence
  • Infections of the reproductive organs.
  • Older age
  • Previous chemotherapy
  • Previous scarring due to infection (including sexually transmitted diseases), trauma, or surgery
  • Radiation exposure
  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Smoking
  • Trauma
  • Adverse effects of drugs, such as cimetidine, spironolactone, and nitrofurantoin


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