The main form of male fertility testing takes place using semen analysis, which is carried out to determine the quantity and quality of sperm per male. The semen analysis is always conducted before any female tests as it is a far less invasive procedure so can quickly determine if the male’s fertility is an issue. Alongside the fertility testing, an STI test is performed to rule this out as a cause of infertility.
You will be asked to provide a fresh semen sample, which will be tested with the following procedures:
You should abstain from sexual activity for 5 days prior to testing. It is also important to provide your gynaecologist with a detailed medical history, and to participate in thorough medical examinations.
Following testing, your gynaecologist will discuss with you:
For more information, please book an appointment at Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.