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Male Infertility - Causes

Some of the most common causes for infertility include the following:

  • diabetes
  • sexual dysfunction such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
  • defect or obstruction in the reproductive system
  • diseases like certain types of anaemia and sexually transmitted diseases
  • hormone problems like low levels of testosterone
  • infection of the prostate and testes
  • injury to the testes
  • medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure, arthritis, etc.
  • retrograde ejaculation, a condition in which semen flows backwards into the bladder during ejaculation
  • other diseases such as high fever, various kinds of infections, kidney disease, cancer of the testes
  • certain birth defects, known as congenital defects, can also cause male infertility
  • chemotherapy