The emotional side of male subfertility/infertility

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As a reproductive endocrinologist, I often see subfertility affecting men too. It’s often in ways that they may not be able to voice to anyone, even their partners. Perhaps even to themselves.

In the context of fertility, erectile concerns can often be interpreted as ambivalence about having children. Some men may refuse to have intercourse, or otherwise turn away. They may claim that they no longer want to have children, when really what they are saying is that the situation has created a deep sadness in them.

If your partner might be experiencing male subfertility, talk to him. Validate and listen to your partner’s feelings within the relationship and in the bedroom. I strongly recommend counseling to assist both of you in maintaining healthy communication and a supportive partnership.

One Response to “The emotional side of male subfertility/infertility”

  1. Jack

    Ladies I am 33 years old and I was diagnosed with PCOS 8 years ago. Here I was mraried to the man of my dreams for almost five years who happened to be a single father of two wonderful boys and I felt alone and empty. I loved my stepchildren but every time I looked at them I was reminded of my inability to conceive. Within the first two years of being diagnosed I had two miscarriages back to back. I went into a deep depression and thought that I had given up all hope to have the baby of my dreams. this put an awful strain on my marriage and we almost didn’t make it through. But ladies I am here to tell you that I have now conceived four times naturally. In 2008 I gave birth to a gorgeous son that the lord blessed our family with after 10 years. At 33 I am now 12 weeks pregnant and thanking god everyday Ladies please do not give up!Here’s to all the blessings that god has in store for us!

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