Dr. Murray is an Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Advanced Reproductive Medicine in Colorado Springs. She has written numerous publications on reproductive hormones and infertility, and has worked in the field for more than two decades.
Up to 15 percent of men with fertility issues have no sperm when they ejaculate. If sperm is blocked in the reproductive tract, it can be retrieved using a variety of methods called sperm aspiration techniques.
Male factor infertility is important to consider when addressing a couple’s infertility issues. Dr. Murray explains why between 30 to 50 percent of the time a couple is not getting pregnant, it is due to low sperm count.
Whether a donor is an open donor or not, this is a very private decision, and many see that it is no one’s business but their own. The question remains of who, when and how much should you tell that you are undergoing donor insemination?
Dr. Murray explains that while all women have decreasing fertility as they age, the extent varies from woman to woman. A woman’s “ovarian reserve” or fertility potential can be evaluated with various tests, described here.
In this video, Dr. Murray discusses that in order to get pregnant, you need an egg, a sperm, a way for these to get together to make an embryo, and a place for the embryo to grow. If anything goes wrong with these events, you have infertility.