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What Causes Male Infertility?

If you and your partner are struggling to have a baby, you’re not alone. Infertility affects 15 percent of couples in the United States.

Men are found to be the cause or a contributing cause of infertility problems in couples in about 50 percent of cases, but only 20 percent of men receive an evaluation.

Matt Coward, MD, director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at UNC Medical Center, appeared on WRAL’s “Staying Healthy” segment to talk about male infertility—what causes it, ways to help prevent it and why men should be evaluated.


If you have concerns about male infertility, talk to your doctor. If you do not have one, find one near you.