Unlocking the mysteries of male fertility and male infertility. Ever wonder about how to boost male fertility? How successful are vasectomy reversals? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Cappy Rothman, founder of The Center for Male Reproductive Medicine, and co-founder and medical director of California Cryobank. He is a board certified urologist and nationally recognized authority on andrology, the urological sub-specialty of male reproductive health.


Highlights of the show (click to expand)
  • What is the main cause of male infertility? Is it low sperm count, morphology issues with sperm, no sperm?
  • What are some lesser-known causes of male infertility or conditions that lead to male infertility?
  • What does a full medical assessment for male infertility involve? Most people assume it is one sperm analysis.
  • Can hormone imbalance cause male infertility?
  • Should men with abnormal sperm analysis have their hormones checked?
  • What causes azoospermia?
  • Can azoospermia be reversed?
  • What are options for conception if a man has few healthy sperm?
  • ICSI- success rate
  • What is varicocele?
  • How common is varicocele?
  • Should varicoceles always be surgically corrected?
  • What are the chances of getting pregnant after varicocele correction surgery?
  • What is the connection between being a carrier for Cystic Fibrosis and male infertility?
  • How successful are vasectomy reversals?
  • Does it matter how long the man has had a vasectomy?
  • What is post vasectomy pain syndrome?
  • Do “sperm boosters” such as FertilAid for Men, Semenate, or Preseed work? Does Dr. Rothman recommend them?
  • What type of doctor can treat male infertility?


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