Infertility is a major medical problem in the United States affecting approximately 2-3 million, or 1 in 6 couples. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 1 year of unprotected, adequately timed intercourse. Approximately 1/3 of the cases are related to a male factor, 1/3 are due to a female cause, and 1/3 are related to a combination of a male and female factor. In other words, in almost 67% of the infertility cases a male fertility problem can be found. Overall, an evaluation should begin whenever the couple expresses concern and both the male and female should be evaluated simultaneously. That’s where USC can help.
Urology Specialists of the Carolinas
We specialize in treating male infertility, including varicoceles, found in 40 percent of men being evaluated for infertility. We work with patients to carefully evaluate other health and lifestyle factors that may contribute to male infertility including medical history, medication drugs and hormones, and lack of sperm.
Our skilled staff of 14 urologists are well-educated and well-trained to evaluate, inform and treat patients when they need specialized urologic care, especially male infertility. To learn more about our evaluation and treatment options, please visit urologyspecialistsnc.com.