The incidence of male infertility is on the rise. More and more young men are reporting with this problem to hospitals. Previously, women were the first to be blamed when a couple is infertile. Now it is established that in half the cases, male partner is responsible and this has become common knowledge.
There may be many reasons why the incidence of infertility is increasing. It has been observed that the sperm counts of men are steadily falling all over the world. Common causes of this include stress, environmental pollutants, smoking and even laptops! Many of these conditions produce substances known as ” reactive oxygen species” or ROS which cause seminal abnormalities such as reduced number of sperms, poor quality sperms or sperms that do not move at proper speeds. Such sperms can not fertilise the eggs of women. Another problem that is becoming common, more because of high stress levels is impotence or Erectile Dysfunction (ED). India has become diabetic capital of the world and diabetics are very prone to impotence. It is estimated that about 40% of all men can suffer from impotence at some part of their lives. This is a large number.
Therefore there is a distinct need for specialists who work in this area and can help infertile couples. Can you believe there are no dedicated services available for men in reproductive health. Women go to a gynaecologist. Where do men go if they have questions about their potency, about their fertility or if they require a vasectomy. Governments, women’s organisations and society in general cries hoarse about men not participating in family planning. But where are the services? Have you heard about andrology? chances are you haven’t. It is the male equivalent of gynaecology. Try asking for an Andrologist, who specialises in men’s problems, at any of the hospitals; big or small. It is very likely that you may not find one genuinely interested in this area.
There’s a crying need to fulfil this requirement for men. Many elderly men feel low and less energetic as they grow old. why? They feel they aren’t upto the mark in the bedroom. They wonder if their partner is satisfed. Where will they go. Young couple is unable to have a baby. Man wants to know if he is responsible or part of the problem. Where does he go. He feels his family is complete and he doesn’t want to use a daily condom. How many doctors have the ability to provide a quick, painless and safe vasectomy. An average doctor has limited knowledge on the subject. Not all urologists have the time or interest in this subject.
So we need dedicated Men’s clinics where experts dealing with this area are available. This has to be prioritised. We have one such dedicated clinic” Men’s clinic” in a family friendly environment at C 270, East End Apartments, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi. We feel for men and their needs. We are geared to handle them and help them. We treat Male infertility and Impotence. We also provide birth control advice and services for men such as No Scalpel Vasectomy done without injections. In addition treatment for prostatic problems and urological problems is also available.
Dr RAM CHANDRA MURTI KAZA
M.B.B.S,M.S (AIIMS), FCLS, FICMCH
UROLOGY, INSTITUTE OF UROLOGY, LONDON
MICRO SURGERY (REVERSAL OF VASECTOMY & INFERTILITY), UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, USA
NO SCALPEL VASECTOMY, BANGKOK, THAILAND & CHINA