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Ottawa Fertility Centre

Offering compassionate care, understanding, and hope on 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

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 - 5:00 PM
Weekends and Holidays by Appointment

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