Clinic Highlights Male Fertility Health this ‘Movember’

bourn-hall-fertility-centre-dubaiNovember 13, 2016; Dubai, UAE: In nearly 50 percent of infertile couples, the male partner is either the sole cause or a contributing factor to infertility, say doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Male infertility cases are on the rise worldwide, with the UAE showing higher than average increases, related to modern day lifestyle issues such as obesity, diabetes, smoking and stress.Addressing the issue, and to create awareness regarding male fertility health, the Centre is offering free semen analysis during the month of November. The month is also popularly known as ‘Movember’ since the general focus is on men’s health.

“We talk about women’s fertility all the time, but generally, men’s reproductive health is either not discussed openly, or it’s completely ignored,” said Dr David Robertson, Group Medical Director at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, “We are trying to break this taboo, since the repercussions are too significant to turn a blind eye. A free semen analysis is important because most male-related infertility cases are due to deficiencies in the semen. More than 90 percent of male infertility cases result from low sperm count, and by a simple semen analysis men can find out where they stand fertility-wise. This is particularly important for couples trying to start a family, and those who are going for fertility treatments. I’m confident that such awareness campaigns will go a long way towards creating an environment where male fertility health issues are addressed head-on.”

He further added: “Abnormalities in sperm are a critical factor and with the help of a semen analysis, corrective measures can be taken in time. This test provides information on the volume of semenproduced, number of sperm per milli-liter of semen, the total number of sperm in the sample, the percentage of moving sperm and the shape of sperm”.

Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, has been actively creating awareness programmes on fertility-related issues, including regular talks, seminars and education classes. The only JCI accredited fertility clinic in the region, it is constantly introducing measures to improve IVF success rates for struggling couples.

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