Reports suggest that a staggering twenty percent of couples in United Arab Emirates (UAE) suffer from infertility related issues and almost in 50 percent of these cases it is males which are the causative factor. However, male infertility is now a worldwide issue and studies suggest that the main causes relating to male infertility are stress, smoking, diabetes and obesity. According to estimates put out by the World Health Organization (WHO) there are about 60 to 80 million couples in the world who are suffering from infertility problems. In light of these facts and figures, it is very important that we understand the issue of male infertility.
What Causes Infertility in Males?
Male infertility is defined by both, drop in the sperm count and deterioration in quality of sperm. Male infertility occurs on both occasions. For the male sperm to be fertile, it should be there in the required normal number and possess the required motility or movement of aspect. Although both these aspects are important, motility of sperm is prime and essentially required.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Procedures
Although there is stigma attached to male infertility, the good news is that more and more men are nowadays coming forward to acknowledge the problem. There is a more tolerant and broad-minded approach towards male reproductive health nowadays. Moreover, ART procedures like In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and other infertility treatments have proven to be very helpful for childless couples.
- In Vitro Fertilization – Commonly known as IVF in short, In Vitro Fertilization is a series of complex ART procedures which are used as treatment for infertility. Mature eggs are collected from ovaries during In Vitro Fertilization and fertilized by sperm in a laboratory. Subsequently, the embryo (fertilized egg) is planted within the woman’s uterus. In Vitro Fertilization can be performed using the patient’s own egg and the partner’s sperm or take recourse to known or anonymous donors for the purpose of conception.
- Intrauterine Insemination – Also known as IUI in short, Intrauterine Insemination is a type of artificial insemination performed as infertility treatment. Sperms are washed and concentrated in the Intrauterine Insemination ART procedure before placing it directly in the female uterus around the time ovary would release one or more eggs. Expected outcome of Intrauterine Insemination is that the sperm would swim into the fallopian tube so as to fertilize a waiting egg and eventually result in normal pregnancy.
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – Also known as ICSI in short, Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is a special type of In Vitro Fertilization which is normally used for treating severe cases of male-factor infertility. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection involves injecting a single sperm into a mature egg for fertilization. During Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection procedure embryologists selectively use better quality of mature sperms.
World-Class Infertility Treatments in India
Infertility treatments in India are at par with the best that are available in the developed Western countries like the UK, Canada and the United States. Infertility specialists in India are globally recognized to be highly trained and well experienced doctors having delivered numerous successful outcomes in the past. Apart from this, infertility treatments in India are reasonably priced and in fact just a fraction of what it takes to undergo similar treatments in Western countries. Overseas patients can therefore save almost 70 percent of their hard earned money by undergoing good quality of affordable infertility treatments in India, without compromising on the quality of ART procedures.