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Men's Health: Conditions, causes and treatments for male infertility

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men's Health Month is celebrated across the country with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities.

On Wednesday, Dr. Daniel Williams with UW Health stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin talk about the importance of men's health.

The purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.

One of the topics discussed on the show was male infertility.  A common misperception is that infertility is largely a female problem.  In truth, approximately 50 percent of cases involve male factor infertility as well.  Identifying any underlying conditions that may affect a man's fertility prior to initiating any treatments can help spare couples the distress of attempting ineffective treatments.

There are many possible causes of male infertility and can range from environmental factors to physical issues. The main goal of testing and evaluation is to identify potentially correctible conditions, irreversible conditions and the most appropriate methods for managing those conditions.

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