Infertility - Overview
Infertility is often defined as not being able to get pregnant in spite of having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year. If you and your partner are experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant, you are not on your own. As much as 10-15% of couples in the United States are infertile.
If you've been trying to conceive for more than a year, there's a chance that something may be interfering with your efforts to have a child. Infertility may be attributed to one issue in either you or your partner, or a variety of factors may prevent a pregnancy from occurring or continuing.
A number of factors can weaken sperm count or mobility, or worsen the ability to fertilize the egg. The most common causes of male infertility include irregular sperm production or function, impaired delivery of sperm, general health and lifestyle issues, and excessive exposure to certain environmental elements. Other possible causes of infertility include obstruction from prior vasectomy. The urologists at Longview Urology have extensive experience with vasectomy reversal.