Men and Fertility

Fertility is not just a women’s issue. Statistics show that 35-40% of infertility issues are male related. So it makes sense to look at how men can improve their chances for conception, as well.

Stress, alcohol and smoking are the most common culprits when dealing with male-related infertility, but there are many other factors that can lower testosterone, decrease sperm concentration, limit motility or even damage sperm, including:

· Obesity

· Prescription medications: talk to your doctor to see if the medications you are taking affect fertility

· Heavy metals, such as lead and mercury

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