Fertility study

Subfertility is defined as the inability of a sexually active couple to achieve a spontaneous pregnancy for 1 year. It is therefore important to stress that it should not be considered the existence of a problem below this time limit, counting from the moment the decision to attempt pregnancy has been made (from the time contraceptive methods were abandoned). Taking into account these precepts, it is considered that about 15% of the couples that actively attempt pregnancy will not achieve it during the first year. It is important to point out that it is considered a problem of the couple, since alterations in one member may be compensated by the other and, therefore, it is necessary to study both partners at the same time. In our case, we will study the subfertile men, usually in collaboration with the HM Group Fertility Centre.

There are numerous conditions that can affect male fertility, such as congenital and genetic abnormalities, lower urinary tract infections, history of malignant diseases, increased scrotal temperature (varicocele), hormonal disorders, or immunologic factors. However, in up to 30-40% of cases no clear cause is found, so it is defined as idiopathic subfertility. It is considered primary subfertility if no previous pregnancies have been achieved with the current partner (or previous ones), and secondary if otherwise.

Our Andrology Unit is made up of three renowned Andrologists: Javier Romero Otero, Eduardo García Cruz, and Borja García Gómez. We offer a personalised treatment of the highest level and, regardless of the case, we help you find the possible causes and the most suitable therapeutic alternative.