SGF’s Center for Male Fertility encourages fertility preservation before cancer treatment and provides mental health resources for men.
Men’s Health Awareness Month occurs every November to heighten awareness and provide education about cancers specific to men as well as men’s mental health. Separate from Men’s Health Month recognized in June, November’s Men’s Health Awareness Month raises awareness of, and support for, men coping with prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health issues.
SGF’s Center for Male Fertility, comprised of reproductive urologists Paul Shin, M.D., Cori Tanrikut, M.D., and Russel Hayden, M.D., encourages male fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment in order to secure future family-building options. Similar to egg and embryo freezing, men can freeze their sperm to preserve fertility when faced with testicular tumors or other cancers. Cryopreservation of sperm is a viable option for men to safeguard their fertility prior to undergoing cancer treatments.
“While fertility issues are often directly associated with women, that just isn’t reality,” shares Dr. Shin. “Between 40 and 50 percent of infertility cases are due to male-factor infertility. Dealing with infertility can be a stressful experience for all involved and SGF’s Center for Male Fertility seeks to break the stigma around men’s fertility health, so men can find the support resources they may need.”
In addition to male fertility preservation, SGF’s Center for Male Fertility offers a range of male services from basic fertility evaluation and testing to surgical interventions and state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques, including:
- varicocele repair
- vasectomy reversal
- percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA)
- testicular sperm extraction (TESE)
- no-needle, no-scalpel vasectomy
- testicular microdissection
Nearly one in eight couples will face infertility, understandably resulting in possible medical, emotional, physical, and financial stress. SGF offers a wide array of free resources for men seeking more knowledge on reproductive health, such as:
- The Lifecycle of Sperm: Sperm Development
- Overcoming Male Factor Infertility
- Improve Sperm Count: Sperm Quality Checklist
To schedule an appointment with one of our reproductive urologists, or any of SGF’s reproductive endocrinologists, call 1-888-761-1967 or complete this brief online request form.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With convenient locations throughout the U.S. and in Santiago, Chile, SGF accepts most insurance plans and makes fertility treatment accessible and affordable through innovative financial solutions, including 100% refund guarantees for eligible patients. SGF is a proud partner practice of US Fertility, the largest physician-owned and physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices nationally. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com for more information.