How to talk about male infertility

It's a key factor when couples can’t have children, so why aren’t we talking about it?

Preconception health and fertility advice is mainly oriented towards women.


While a man may attend a preconception appointment with his partner in a supportive sense, there may be little expectation from the man (or his doctor) that male preconception health advice should be forthcoming.

Certainly, a young man turning up for an appointment for an issue unrelated to his immediate fertility, for example, an STI check, may be surprised when a GP queries his plans for fatherhood — despite contraception and family planning