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Ireland – ‘I do believe I’ll be a dad some day’ – Three Irish men reveal the heartbreak of fertility struggles

Source Irish Independent News

Fertility has long been considered a female problem, but with sperm counts under threat, it’s time to realise that men have ticking clocks too. Chrissie Russell reports

Happy families resemble each other, and to anyone, Paul (33), his wife Kristel (32) and their 18-month-old daughter Zoe look like any other young, happy family. Looking on, you’d never know the battle that brought them to this point in their lives.

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Male Infertility Most Common Reason For IVF Treatment, UK Audit Reveals

Source: Huffington Post


Male infertility is the most common reason couples in the UK have IVF treatment, official UK data has revealed.

The most common reasons for IVF treatment after male infertility (37%) were ovulatory disorder (13%), blocked fallopian tubes (12%) and endometriosis (6%), although in 32% of cases the cause of infertility was unexplained.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA) report for 2014-2016 revealed that 40 years after the first child was born following in vitro fertilisation, IVF treatment is at the strongest it has ever been in the UK. The report showed that in 2016, more than 68,000 IVF treatments were performed (an increase of 4% from 2015), with over 20,000 babies born. Current treatments are now 85% more likely to succeed than when records began in 1991, as the average birth rate per embryo transferred for women of all ages is 21%.

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