Despite the fact that infertility is as prevalent in men as in women, research and resources continue to be focused on women and male treatments are overlooked. This also does little to de-stigmatise infertility issues among men.
Exposure to toxins in the environment has been shown to cause infertility. Pollutants that have been linked to infertility in both sexes include radiation, electromagnetic radiation, paint additives, adhesives, cleaning solvents and pesticides.
Infertility can occur from psychological issues, for example, anxiety, stress or depression. These can lead to conditions like erectile dysfunction and impotence, which can enormously affect a couple and their hopes for conceiving.
Some medical issues that may contribute to male factor infertility include: Azoospermia, CBAVD, Hypospadia, Retrograde ejaculation, STDs, and Varicoceles.