This Week is All About Men’s Health Awareness

Sperm 2This week (June 10th through the 16th) is devoted to men’s health awareness. The Men’s Health Awareness movement encourages the early detection of preventable health conditions affecting men. The movement also increases public awareness of preventable male-factor infertility – sterility.

Men’s Health Awareness Week June 10th through 16th

This amazing movement heightens awareness of preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of medical conditions prevalent among men. This movement has developed and implemented creative awareness resources for men to utilize in improving their health year-round.

A Men’s Health Awareness network coordinates dozens of corporate, government, religious, and fraternal outreach activities across the nation. There are many federal, state, and local government websites providing information about Men’s Health Awareness. Most major broadcast and print media organizations cover stories about men’s health by interviewing experts in the field.

Male-Factor Infertility

Men are less apt to openly discuss their infertility or to have a support system in place to help them cope through treatment. This is because men do not think about their fertility until it comes time to have a baby.

According to The Infertility Doctor – 40% of couples seeking infertility treatment are suffering from Male-Factor Infertility. Infertility does not discriminate between females and males.

Male Fertility

Even if a man’s sperm count is normal – it may not be optimal for getting a woman pregnant naturally. Men with normal sperm counts can still be contributing to a couple’s infertility due to several factors.

Increase Male Fertility

Simple ways to increase male fertility include:

  • Cease testosterone therapy
  • Cease smoking
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Get better quality sleep
  • Maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Exercise regularly
  • Try acupuncture

Male Infertility Treatment

Proven, successful treatments to overcome male-factor infertility:

  • IUI
  • IVF
  • ICSI – Direct injection of a single sperm into an egg

Successful Male Infertility Treatment

Testing for male infertility begins with a semen sample analysis. A semen analysis reveals the efficiency of sperm function.

Semen Analysis

A computer assisted semen analysis is a simple – yet sophisticated – diagnostic test used to detect male factor infertility. A semen sample is collected through masturbation and analyzed for sperm quality.

  • Sperm Concentration – This is the number of sperm in the ejaculate.
  • Sperm Motility – This is the percentage of sperm moving and the qualities of movement such as speed and straightness.
  • Sperm Morphology – This is the percentage of sperm having a normal appearance in size and shape.

When a diagnosis of male factor infertility has been made, IUI – or – ICSI in conjunction with IVF using the man’s sperm is typically recommended.

Avid Promoter of Men’s Health Awareness

Dr. Laurence Jacobs is an avid promoter of men’s health awareness week. He wants all men to increase their awareness of male-factor infertility prevention and treatment. To schedule your initial consultation – click the icon below – or call 888.325.7389.

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