Male infertility

Some of the factors for male infertility are low sperm count and the ability of the sperms to fertilize the egg. Some of the most common causes of male infertility include:

  • Abnormal sperm production due to genetic defects or repeated infections.
  • Age. Men older than age 40 may be less fertile than younger men.
  • Problems with delivery of sperm such as premature ejaculation or painful intercourse.
  • Health and lifestyle problems such as improper nutrition, obesity, or use of alcohol and tobacco.
  • Cancer medications and treatments. Radiation and chemotherapy Cancer treatment can impair sperm production.
  • Overexposure to chemicals and environmental factors, such as pesticides and other chemicals. Frequent exposure to heat may impair your sperm production and lower your sperm count.