WHAT KIND OF GENETIC CAUSES CAN ACCOUNT FOR MEN INFERTILITY?
10-15% of married couples are childless against their will.
In 35-40% of the cases only men are responsible for the couples' infertility. 15% of male infertility cases is estimated to have some kind of genetic abnormality behind. Sperm count test gives us information about a decreased sperm count due to genetic disorder (oligozoospermia, in case of which the number of sperms in semen is below 5 million / ml) or the absence of sperm (azoospermia). Although many of the complex genetic causes in the background of male infertility are still unknown, there are many possibilities for examining known genetic causes.
After careful andrological specialist examination, in case of an abnormal spermatogram, genetic examination is recommended. Genetic counseling is especially recommended before using different methods of artificial insemination (so-called assisted reproduction), on the one hand, to clarify the background of infertility, on the other hand to determine the risk of transmitting a possible genetic disorder to a male offspring.