At least one in six couples consult their general practitioner at some time because of difficulty conceiving. Male factor alone is thought to contribute to 30% of these cases with a combination of male/female factors affecting 40% of couples embarking on assisted conception.

Common causes of sub-fertility are:

  • Failure to ovulate
  • Low numbers of sperm
  • Damage to fallopian tubes
  • Unexplained fertility (no apparent cause)

Sub-fertility is rarely absolute and there are many things that can be done to help. The fertility team are geared towards finding the causes of infertility. Candover are able to offer state of the art facilities with highly experienced staff.

A full list of our services include:

  • Diagnostic semen analysis
  • Semen assessment following vasectomy
  • In-vitro fertilisation
  • Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Early embryo viability assessment
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Intra uterine insemination
  • Surgical sperm retrieval
  • Egg freezing and storage
  • Embryo freezing and storage
  • Endometrial scratch
  • Sperm freezing and storage
  • Harmony testing
  • Embryo glue

Semen analysis is the most important investigation for male sub fertility and the results obtained are a guide for further management. Sperm numbers, sperm quality and function can be determined by looking at semen under a microscope. The surgical vasectomy procedure is considered to be a permanent and irreversible form of contraception. The laboratory is required to confirm this surgical procedure has been successful by detecting the presence or absence of sperm within a semen sample.

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