So often, we attribute infertility struggles to females – in reality infertility is due to the male in roughly 30% of cases. Male infertility is not often discussed because of the stereotype built around infertility being mostly due to females which makes an infertility diagnosis for men feel very isolating. 

Male infertility is a bit of a taboo topic and can make Father’s Day feel even more isolating. Men long for a family just as much as women do and feeling like you are the cause of that void is painful. 

There are many causes of male infertility but the most common are:

  • Low sperm count
  • Abnormally shaped sperm cells
  • Sperm that are immobile or have impaired movement or
  • Impaired delivery of sperm

At UNC Fertility, we treat all kinds of male infertility cases and encourage men to seek support through their diagnosis and treatment. This support may be your partner, a group of friends or men with similar diagnoses, or a counselor. Open communication about what you are feeling and experiencing can help make the sting of Father’s Day without your own little one a little easier.

If you suspect that you may be experiencing infertility, reach out to a specialist! There are many treatments for male infertility and you don’t have to suffer alone. Contact UNC Fertility Clinic today!