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Ottawa Fertility Centre

Offering compassionate care, understanding, and hope your journey.

Fertility Treatments

Ottawa Fertility Centre

Offering compassionate care, understanding, and hope your journey.

Fertility Treatments

Causes Of Male Infertility

  • Varicose veins around the testicles (varicocele).
  • Obstruction (blockage) of the genital tract
  • Anatomical abnormalities of the genitals, such as undescended testicles.
  • Genital injury.
  • Intercourse problems such as premature withdrawal or poor timing with their partner’s menstrual cycle.
  • Genetic abnormalities.
  • Cystic fibrosis.
  • Opiates.
  • Smoking.
  • Hormonal disturbances
  • Cancer medications and radiation therapy.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Use of some medications, such as some for high blood pressure, some antidepressants, and male hormones.
  • Mumps after puberty.
  • Prostate surgery.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Spinal cord injury.
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Illicit drug use (e.g. using cocaine, smoking marijuana).
  • Steroids.
  • Environmental factors may also affect male fertility.
  • Prior vasectomy


Investigations For Male Infertility (Depending on cause)

  • History and physical examination
  • Semen analysis
  • Scrotal/prostate ultrasound
  • Hormonal testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Post-ejaculate urinalysis
  • MRI of the genital tract
  • Sperm DNA testing


Treatment Options For Men

  • Varicocele repair
  • Microsurgery to correct obstruction
  • Vasectomy reversal.
  • Hormonal treatment
  • Surgical sperm retrieval.
    • Surgical Procedure-Percutaneous Epididymal Sperm Aspiration (PESA) and Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE).
    • Surgical Procedure- Micro Surgical Testicular Sperm Extraction (MicroTESE)
  • Trans-urethral resection of ejaculatory duct
  • Healthy Living

Why book an Appointment ?


We are the only Ottawa-based fertility clinic with the Ministry Funded Fertility Program.


Services available in English, French, and Chinese.


Physicians have affiliations with the University of Ottawa and Ottawa Hospital.

Sponsorship & Support

We are a Fertile Future and Fertility Matters sponsor clinic. We sponsor Be Loved Butterfly Boxes to encourage selfcare and support.


We have a satellite relationship with Kingston General Hospital. We have a fast-tracked referral system for Newfoundland IVF patients.

Virtual Appointments

We offer OTN (virtual) consultations and follow-ups and consents.

Ready to find out more?

Ottawa Fertility Centre

100-955 Green Valley Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario
K2C 3V4

Clinic Hours

Medical Offices
(offsite, completed virtually)
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fertility Clinic
Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Weekends and Holidays by Appointment

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