A Consultant Urologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has revealed about 50 percent of Ghanaian men, may fail at getting a woman pregnant.
Dr Mathew Yamoah Kyei said, many of the problems of infertility in the country may be the fault of men and not women, as is usually known.
He made the revelation while speaking at the Joy Business Health and Wellness Trade Show in Accra
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“It has been found out here in Ghana that almost 50 percent of men have a cause not to make a woman pregnant. In other words, the men may be the reason why there is no pregnancy…generally, about 50 percent of men.So when we are talking about fertility the men are more guilty,” he said.
Dr Kyei said the causes of this problem in men were varied, he disclosed but cautioned men to pay attention to their lifestyle in order to reverse the trend.
He said the sperm production unit of men acts as a factory and “if anything affects the factory then that can be a cause of infertility in the man.
“The sperms are very much alive, they respond to heat, stress [and] they respond to anything that happens to the man,” he added.
This means that any man under any particular kind of stress can have infertility issues because the sperms will exhibit the exact type of stress being experienced by the man.
He said once the sperms were made, they would need drive to climb into the woman, adding that anything that caused lack of energy for the sperms would lead to infertility.
Infertility is considered a stressful experience and a threatening crisis for couples in all cultures worldwide. In the developing world like Ghana, nothing threatens couples' relationship as infertility.
In most cases, the woman usually carries the blame for the couple's inability to conceive despite the high prevalence of male factor infertility.
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