Male infertility refers to a male’s inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female.
In humans it accounts for 40–50% of infertility.
It affects approximately 7% of all men.
How common is infertility in males?
Up to 15 percent of couples are infertile. Male infertility is due to low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. Illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices and other factors can play a role in causing male infertility.
How much of the population is infertile?
Is infertility a common problem? Yes. About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
How many couples are infertile in the US?
Infertility is common. Out of 100 couples in the United States, about 12 to 13 of them have trouble becoming pregnant. About ten in 100 (6.1 million) women in the United States ages 15–44 have difficulty becoming pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
What can cause a man not to get a woman pregnant?
The most common causes of infertility in cis men include: untreated chlamydia or gonorrhea. low sperm count (not having enough sperm in your semen) poor sperm motility (when sperm doesn’t swim well enough to reach an egg)