Male Infertility in India: Only Facts (No Myths), Plus Statistics

Infertility is a serious problem in India, both among men and women. In most cases, it is often blamed on women that they are barren and infertile; however, it is equally due among both the sexes. Statistics say that infertility conditions accounts for nearly 40% respectively among men and women. Nearly 20% of conditions accounts for men and women together.

Facts on Infertility

  • Environment toxins are one of the many reasons of infertility among men.
  • Low level of Vitamin C and Zinc can lower sperm quality
  • Long-term use of marijuana can cause abnormal development of sperm
  • Excessive exercise can affect fertility adversely
  • Both underweight and overweight can lower sperm count
  • Many male infertility cases can be cured
  • Primary infertility case among men is Low sperm count
  • Infection, hormone problems in testicles or pituitary glands can cause male infertility

Some Interesting Facts on Male Infertility

    • Nearly 2% of male have sub-optimal sperm count
    • Infertility affects nearly 10% of world’s population
    • The fertility rate among men below age 30 had decreased by nearly 15% by 2010
    • In India, the male factor of infertility accounts for nearly 25%
    • According to WHO most infertility cases are found in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kashmir
    • Male infertility is commonly caused by deficiency and poor quality of semen
    • Infertility affects nearly one among 30 men these days


Infertility is not uncommon India, plus it is such a challenging task for both the sperm and the egg to facilitate conceiving. In case of men, nearly 200 million sperm cells mixed with semen are yielded during ejaculation. Nearly 50 million among them are healthy, which can fertilise the egg. Only 400-500 cells survive after ejaculation in the averse environment of semen and vagina, among which just 40-50 make it to the proximity of the egg. After all that struggle only ‘1’ pierces through the tough outer layer of egg to fertilise.

For more real time information and observation please communicate Obstetrician Gynaecologist Dr. GSS Mohapatra or call at tel:9937776329.

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