This mixture of sperm and fluid the semen travels along the urethra to the tip of the penis where it is ejaculated released. Asian Journal of Andrology. Intercourse, erections and ejaculation will usually happen without difficulty. What causes male infertility? You should start with your family doctor or a different provider.
Healthy men in their 70s and beyond can still father children, however the time taken for a partner to become pregnant is longer when a man is middle-aged or older.
Likewise, some men with normal sperm counts are unable to father children. IVF In vitro fertilisation IVF may be an option if you have a slightly low sperm count and you've been trying to conceive naturally with your partner for at least two years. However, for some couples it is very difficult to conceive. Use of opiates like oxycontin and fentanyl affect hormone levels and can lead to DNA problems. Almost 3 out of 4 men in the U. The hypothalamus, pituitary gland and testicles produce hormones that are necessary to create sperm. Symptoms and how to test for low sperm count Usually anyone with a low sperm count is completely unaware of any symptoms until they experience infertility or low fertility as a result.