Dr. Philip Werthman has helped thousands of men overcome male infertility
For about 15% of all couples, infertility is an issue. A couple is considered to be infertile when they haven’t been able to conceive a child even though they've had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In almost half of these couples, male infertility is the sole or contributing cause.
Male reproductive medicine has seen some remarkable advances in the last 20 years, and Dr. Philip Werthman has been at the forefront of those advances, researching and investigating treatment plans to offer his patients the best possible chance of parenthood. As a result, he has:
- Helped more than 20,000 couples expand their families,
- Developed in-office, minimally invasive techniques for sperm harvesting, and
- Been acknowledged by his peers and his patients as the primary medical expert in the field of male reproductive medicine.
What is Male Infertility?
To learn about Male Infertility, please watch our video. Produced as a visual resource for patients, the public and male fertility health professionals, the video uses advanced computer imaging technology to demonstrate how sperm are produced, the causes of male infertility, and some of the advanced treatments for male infertility that are performed at Center for Male Reproductive Medicine in Los Angeles.
Male infertility is the inability to father a child, in spite of having frequent, unprotected sex with a fertile female. Since a male fertility problem is much more common that initially thought, any infertility evaluation should include a thorough male history and physical examination with two semen analyses. When a man’s ejaculate is found on analysis to contain no sperm, the male infertility condition is called azoospermia.
Male infertility can be the result of a number of factors, including
- Low sperm production: a man may be producing sperm in insufficient numbers to allow conception to occur easily;
- Low sperm quality: the sperm that a man is producing may be misshapen, or unable to move properly toward the egg;
- Sperm DNA damage: if the sperm’s DNA is damaged or fragmented, it is unlikely to result in conception;
- Blockages: a man’s testicles may be producing sperm that is high in both quality and quantity, and still be rendered infertile if a blockage elsewhere in the system is preventing the sperm from traveling into the ejaculate.
Not being able to conceive a child can be stressful and frustrating, but a number of male infertility treatments are available.
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