Category Archives: Male-Factor Infertility


Simple Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Male-Factor Infertility

In love couple enjoying sunset on Brooklyn heights, NYCIt is important to work with a fertility doctor having the experience to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your male-factor infertility. Men with normal sperm counts can still be contributing to a couple’s infertility. The selection of quality sperm is crucial. Male-factor infertility is the cause or contributing factor to a couple’s inability to get pregnant naturally in one-third of case. Look: There are several activities hurting a man’s fertility on a daily basis. Bottom Line: By making some simple lifestyle changes, a man can boost his fertility within about three months. This is because that even if a man’s sperm count is normal – it may not be optimal for getting a woman pregnant naturally.

Cutting-Edge Male-Factor Infertility Treatment Protocols

Boost Male Fertility

Follow these simple recommendations to boost your fertility.

  • Taking Testosterone-Containing Supplements. These can actually lower sperm count to zero. In contrast – taking Omega-3 fatty acid supplements can positively impact sperm production and increase morphology.
  • Smoking. These two habits are double trouble. Smokers have a high rate of sperm DNA damage which limits the chance of normal fertilization. Smokers also have low sperm counts which reduces the likelihood of successful fertilization.
  • Alcohol. Five alcoholic drinks per week can lower the quality and quantity of a man’s sperm. Also, alcohol interferes with the ability of a man to achieve and maintain an erection.
  • Stress. This causes many ailments – including male infertility. Stress causes imbalances in key hormones that ultimately decrease sperm production.
  • Overheating the Penis. The penis is located outside of the body to keep it from being too warm. Long hot baths, hot tubs, saunas, or wearing tight underwear for extended periods of time will impact sperm negatively. Also, radiation from your laptop and cellphone placed on your lap will impair your sperm
  • Smoking Marijuana. Social drugs like pot are on the rise. This is a major no-no when it comes to a man’s fertility. Wee, edibles, vapes can genetically alter sperm and drop sperm count drastically in heavy users. Stop using pot at least six months before trying to conceive.
  • Working with Chemicals. Your workplace may be lowering your fertility. Men who work with petrochemicals, pesticides, or other organic solvents/automotive produces tend to have higher rates of sperm impairment and partners with higher rates of miscarriage.
  • Being Overweight. As men gain weight, their hormonal balance is thrown off. Men with a BMI greater than 30 are three times more likely to have a low sperm count. An exercise plan and healthy diet are recommended as weightloss tools before trying to conceive.
  • Healthy Diet. For good quality sperm, an increased consumption of greens, veggies, legumes, and healthy fats is recommended. Avoid trans fats and processed foods.

Read more: Simple Lifestyle Changes to Avoid Male-Factor Infertility

How HRSS Successfully Treats Male-Factor Infertility

42109089 - asian couple and babyHigh Resolution Sperm Selection (HRSS) optimizes the selection of a quality sperm for direct injection into a woman’s egg in vitro. Look: Male-factor infertility is the cause – or a contributing factor – to a couple’s inability to get pregnant naturally in one-third of cases. Why does this matter? Quality selection of sperm is crucial. The best part? The process HRSS and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) administration has improved overall IVF pregnancy success rates.

  • Higher positive pregnancy rates
  • More successful embryo implantations
  • Increased full-term pregnancies

HRSS Increases IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

At New Hope Fertility Center, our patients have a high chance of IVF pregnancy success through the use of HRSS technology. It can’t be emphasized enough. The best quality embryos are created in vitro by using the healthiest sperm to fertilize one good egg.

  • Higher positive pregnancy rates
  • Successful embryo implantation
  • Increased full-term pregnancies

In addition to noticeable increases in pregnancy success rates achieved through HRSS technology, studies have shown a decline in the rate of spontaneous abortions occurring in IVF pregnancies.

HRSS and ICSI

Using HRSS, our embryologists are able to better visualize sperm for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) administration. Identifying and choosing high quality sperm to fertilize an egg is crucial in male-factor infertility cases. Any and all negative influence of male-factor infertility must be negated to ensure successful embryo development. Why does this matter? HRSS technology is helping embryologists see, identify, and choose only high quality sperm cells for fertilization of an egg in vitro. Bottom line: Couples who have multiple failed IVF cycles are the primary benefactors of HRSS.Read more: How HRSS Successfully Treats Male-Factor Infertility

Treating Male-Factor Infertility: High Resolution Sperm Selection (HRSS)

Hand-child

father-babyIdentifying and choosing high quality sperm to fertilize an egg is crucial in male-factor infertility cases. Any and all negative influence of male-factor infertility must be negated to ensure successful embryo development. Why does this matter? HRSS technology is helping embryologists see, identify, and choose only high quality sperm cells for fertilization of an egg in vitro.

Using the HRSS technology, our fertility specialists have achieved an increase in IVF pregnancy success rates.

Male-Factor Infertility

New Hope Fertility Center is one of only a few fertility treatment providers to offer HRSS technology. Look: HRSS optimizes the sperm selection process for improving the success of ICSI. With HRSS technology, embryologists are able to better visualize sperm for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) administration. Bottom line: Couples who have multiple failed IVF cycles are the primary benefactors of HRSS.

HRSS Technology

At 6000 x magnification – using Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) microscopy – it is possible for embryologists to see finer morphological details of sperm. Using conventional 500 x magnification, these details would go unnoticed.

The best part? By viewing sperm cells at 6000 x magnification, lab technicians can identify quality sperm cells that are optimum for fertilization of a healthy egg.

Once optimum sperm cells have been identified, a two-pronged process takes place.

  • Selection
  • Injection

Once the quality sperm cells are selected and separated using HRSS, they are injected into the egg for fertilization. Each egg receives a single sperm injection.

  • Reduces chances of a negative impact a sperm can have on a perfectly healthy egg
  • Removes any negative influence that male-factor infertility may have on successful embryo development
  • Increase the chances of a viable pregnancy

HRSS Identifies Optimum Sperm

A sperm cell’s normal appearance makes it more likely to be comprised of normal chromosomes and DNA structure. Here’s the deal: Optimum sperm morphology correlates directly with successful egg fertilization and embryo implantation. Morphology is the most important criteria when judging the quality of a sperm cell.

  • Sperm motility – ability of the cell to swim
  • Sperm morphology – overall assessment of the cell’s shape, size, and physical appearance

HRSS optimizes the selection of quality sperm. Quality sperm is crucial for improving ICSI. The best part? The process of ICSI improved overall and – consequently – IVF pregnancy success rates are higher.

  • Higher positive pregnancy rates
  • More successful embryo implantations
  • Increased full-term pregnancies

HRSS Increases IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

At New Hope Fertility Center, our patients have a high chance of IVF pregnancy success through the use of HRSS technology. It can’t be emphasized enough. The best quality embryos are created in vitro by using the healthiest sperm to fertilize one good egg.

In addition to noticeable increases in pregnancy success rates achieved through HRSS technology, studies have shown a decline in the rate of spontaneous abortions occurring in IVF pregnancies.

Holistic IVF Protocols Promoted Through the Benefits of HRSS

New Hope Fertility Center offers innovative holistic IVF protocols requiring very little to no hyperstimulating fertility medications to achieve a pregnancy. Bonus: These holistic protocols allow fertility specialists to enhance a woman’s natural egg production.

Our holistic IVF protocols are based on our One Good Egg Policy: It only takes one healthy egg to become pregnant and have a baby.

Double Bonus: Our holistic IVF protocols are proven to be safe, successful, and less expensive than Conventional IVF.

Male-Factor Infertility Expertise

It is important to work with a fertility doctor having the experience required to design a male-factor infertility treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.