Asian Journal of Andrology. This mixture of sperm and fluid the semen travels along the urethra to the tip of the penis where it is ejaculated released. A low sperm count is also called oligospermia ol-ih-go-SPUR-me-uh. Avoid the use of lubricants. Yao DF, et al. Problems with male fertility can be caused by a number of health issues and medical treatments.
The male reproductive system is made up of the testes, a system of ducts tubes and other glands that open into the ducts.
Before having ICSI, you and your partner will need to have an assessment to ensure the treatment is appropriate. Although most men with male infertility do not notice symptoms other than the inability to conceive a child, signs and symptoms associated with male infertility include:. Some men with low sperm counts successfully father children. The production of sperm is a complex process and requires normal functioning of the testicles testes as well as the hypothalamus and pituitary glands — organs in your brain that produce hormones that trigger sperm production. Some men have no sperm in their semen at all.