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Helping Fulshear families grow: Understand the causes of male infertility

Causes of Infertility Fulshear at Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine in Katy Area

For some couples, starting or expanding a family can be simple. When they decide the time is right, they discontinue birth control and within months, they have a baby on the way. About nine out of ten couples successfully conceive within one year.

However, for others it can be a struggle. At Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine, we understand how stressful, upsetting, and frightening it can be when this happens to you. Fortunately, untreatable infertility is rare. You might need fertility treatment, or simply need a little more time. The first step is determining the cause of the problem.

Women often assume that if they can’t get pregnant, they are infertile. However, there is an equal chance that the cause can be traced to the man, or a combination of male and female issues. Factors affecting male infertility include:

  • Abnormal production of sperm – This may be caused by repeated infections, genetic defects, undescended testicles or other factors.
  • Difficulty delivering sperm – Potential causes include blockages, medical conditions, genetic factors, or certain sexual dysfunctions such as premature ejaculation.
  • Overall health – Obesity, poor nutrition, and other health conditions affect fertility. Additionally, unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, or drug use can be a significant factor.
  • Environmental factors – Overexposure to certain chemicals, such as pesticides, can affect sperm production. Regular exposure to extreme heat, such as hot tubs and spas, can increase the body’s core temperature, which can affect sperm count or inhibit sperm production.
  • Cancer treatment – Chemotherapy and radiation are common cancer treatments, which can dramatically impact sperm production. The likelihood of this depends on the location of the cancer. The closer it is to the testicles, the greater the risk.
  • Age – Although there is no age limit for male fertility, it tends to decrease after the age of 40.
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If you have been unsuccessful conceiving, let Dr. Jenkins help. He will examine potential infertility factors in both partners and help you choose the best course of action. Call 855 346 8610 and schedule an appointment today. Our office is located in Katy, convenient to communities such as Fulshear.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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