Man First

At fertility solutions it is our experience that when a couple is trying to conceive, or thinking about having a baby in the future, it makes much more sense to start with the MAN FIRST.

Getting a semen analysis done with us is straight forward. It will give you a lot of information about a man’s fertility potential all in one test. To gain the same level of fertility information for a woman involves multiple and invasive tests. 

Men are equally important for a successful conception. 50% of infertility is caused by the man. A semen analysis gives you so much information and if found to be abnormal, sperm can be changed and improved. This is because sperm are continuously produced and replenished.

While no fertility test can tell you conclusively if you are fertile. Nor whether you definitely will be able to father a child. A semen analysis can tell you conclusively if you can not, as some men have no sperm in their ejaculate. 

Fertility changes with age

It is important to test the man first. A delay in this testing can make the situation much worse if you are trying to conceive. This is because any fertility issues magnify as the female partner gets older. We see numerous couples that have been trying to conceive for a number of years. When the man is eventually tested and found to have a low sperm count, the women has aged. This is nothing short of a tragedy as a women’s fertility at 35 is half that compared to when she was 25.

We also see many couples that have had numerous cycles of IVF that have failed only to find out much later that the man’s sperm is the issue. Getting a semen analysis is essential for all those couples trying to, or thinking about, trying to get pregnant.

Claire Mooney
Consultant Embryologist