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    Male Fertility after TM

    Is there any reason besides motility that an otherwise healthy male with TM would be infertile? There has been one known pregnancy that ended in miscarriage in the past. My S/O is concerned even so, in his mind. We began to try conceiving just this month, so no worries yet. Just his emotional and mental state tells him he "can't".

    FYI - we also suffered a fractured penis in Jun of 2012, and when he healed, his motility has actually increased. His Dr. had mentioned motility may be a problem before he had the injury because there wasn't much.

    Thanks.

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    Your boyfriend may have a much better chance of creating a pregnancy at 44 than you are of becoming pregnant at 43. I'd definitely see a fertility specialist to speed things along for both of you. Low motility alone can be overcome. And I know several men with TM who have children without help or by using the Ferticare vibrator.
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

    Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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    Men with SCI/D often have not only low counts but also low motility and quality (morphology) of sperm. Both can negatively effect the corrected sperm count. That would potentially cause problems with achieving a pregnancy (fertilization) but does not directly effect implantation nor embryo viability.

    The Ferticare and other vibrators do not improve sperm quality, but can be helpful if anejaculation (lack of ejaculation) is the problem, as it is for many men with SCI/D.

    I agree, if you want to have a pregnancy at your age, you need to work with a OB/Gyn who is a female fertility specialist and also perhaps one who deals with high risk pregnancy.

    Also, check out the "sticky" topics on male fertility after SCI/D that you can find here on the Relationships and Sexuality forum.

    (KLD)

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