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Does the male or female having a higher percentage statistically speaking of being unable to reproduce?

When it comes to a couple having fertility issues, is it more likely the male or female? I know it all depends on the actual couple but statistically speaking.

We are planning on doing testing and are looking at which direction to go to first, testing myself or testing him.

Thank you.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on May. 14, 2013 in Trying to Conceive

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Answers (10)
  • Testing him is easier. Start there.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:21 AM on May. 15, 2013

  • According to the CDC it's about even.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 4:55 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • it really is even. And it could be both of you...
    Maybe try the cheaper route first? is it cheaper to have his swimmers counted and observed or to check you out?

    How healthy are the 2 of you? Weight problems with either of you? Any fertility issues on either side of your family?
    daylily888

    Answer by daylily888 at 5:01 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Google is your friend

    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 5:02 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • We're both young, im lower 20's he's mid 20's.

    We are both healthy weight for our height and ages.

    No fertility issues on either side. (Actually both are very fertile)

    I don't know exactly where to start with getting tested for all of this. There are so many different tests to do. I was thinking about having his sperm checked first and just go from there.

    Frustrating! :-/

    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:06 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • How long have you been trying?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 5:09 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • How long have you been trying? Have you charted your ovulation? Have you discussed this with you OB/GYN?
    daylily888

    Answer by daylily888 at 5:12 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Over 2 years now.

    Yes I have charted ovulation. Yes i have tested ovulation and yes i have mentioned it to my OB/GYN. She told me options of what we can do, I just am not sure of which to do first.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:14 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • Best to check both of you. You never know. It might be a combination to both of you. He might have a low sperm count. And you might not ovulate monthly.

    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:28 PM on May. 14, 2013

  • It's actually pretty well balanced. 1/3 is the woman, 1/3 is the man, 1/3 is a combined problem
    winterglow

    Answer by winterglow at 6:18 AM on May. 15, 2013