Celebrating Father's Day, Mama Rīga Fertility Clinic announces the "Reproductive Health Days", which will be held September 12-23. During the "Reproductive Health Days" men, women, and couples will be able to receive a free advice fr om the fertility specialist. We especially invite couples who currently are waiting for their turn in the state-paid fertilisation medical programme.
Previously, the infertility was originally considered a women's issue and all efforts on its treatment were concentrated on a woman, but thanks to the studies of scientists over the past ten years today we consider infertility to be the issue of couples, besides in 50% of cases the cause of infertility lies with a man. Women's infertility because of the male factor is becoming more common. Male infertility is the failure of the body to produce or deliver a sufficient number of healthy sperm into the female's body.
"It has been scientifically proven that the cause of the couple's infertility is due to the male factor in at least 50% of cases. The growth of negative statistics among men can be explained by several reasons. First of all, for many years it is known that the fertility of couples depends not only on women. For example, if people previously thought that the sex of the child depends on a woman, today it is known that it is a man who gives chromosome (X - girl, Y - boy) that determines the child's sex, and it promotes awareness of the role of men in the process of creating a child. The fact that in recent years the causes of male infertility have been investigated more thoroughly has improved the knowledge of the healthcare industry about the causes of male infertility," says George Mskhalaya, andrologist and endocrinologist, the consultant of "Mama Rīga" Reproductive Health Clinic, the member of the International Endocrine Society (ENDO), the member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the member of the American Society of Andrology (ASA) and the author of more than 50 international scientific publications.
There are many different causes of male infertility, but the most common are varicoceles (abnormal enlargement of the pampiniform venous plexus in the scrotum), infections, cancers, endocrine diseases including obesity, diabetes, thyroid gland disorders, etc. "In many cases, the causes of spermatogenesis (production of sperm, which begins in the male body in adolescence and should continue throughout life) disorders are the so-called casual factors. For example, by smoking a cigarette with marijuana a man risks killing up to 50% of his sperm: for a man whose body produces 200 million spermatozoa, reducing their number to 100 million will only be reflected in the statistics of the semen analysis, but for a man whose body is able to produce only 20 million spermatozoa one marijuana cigarette may lead to infertility. A similar situation may arise due to having a drink with a high content of sugar: by regularly drinking a bottle of sugary drink of 300 ml capacity, men risk their fertility," says George Mskhalaya.
"Women whose infertility diagnoses are associated with the male factor are in very tough emotional situations. They often feel powerless, being aware that the obstacles to conceive a child emerge not due to their own health problems, but due to health issues of their beloved man. In addition, men themselves respond very differently when faced with the couple's infertility and are not always aware of the fact that they have a crucial role in this process. But as long as the man have at least one healthy spermatozoon, he can become a father without the help of a sperm donor," explains Victoria Zaletova, the fertility specialist and leading expert of "Mama Rīga" Reproductive Health Clinic.
Women, men and couples can register for a free consultation of the fertility specialist during the "Reproductive Health Days" by calling 66900400, 29494455 or emailing to [email protected]. We especially invite couples who currently are waiting for their turn in the state-paid fertilisation medical programme to attend the "Reproductive Health Days". During the "Reproductive Health Days", these couples will be told about the offers of "Mama Rīga" Reproductive Health Clinics in the field of artificial fertilisation (IVF). The fertility specialist is a physician who specialises in human reproductive health and provides treatment to both men and women. Usually, the fertility specialist works with the couple. In cases wh ere the man needs additional treatment, the fertility specialist may continue treatment together with the urologist (urological problems, reproductive tract infections) or the endocrinologist (hormonal issues, sperm production disorders, etc.).
Chief physician, obstetrician-gynecologist, fertility specialist, ESHRE member
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