This picture says it all – men are shut out of infertility investigations.
Having a baby is women’s business? Actually it’s a man’s business too. It takes two to make a baby. But when it comes to finding out why couples are experiencing fertility problems the man is still not often properly investigated e.g. having a physical examination, having an array of hormonal and other blood tests to assess his fertililty . The focus is on the woman’s fertility and the man is effectively ignored – and the woman may have invasive treatments to overcome what may possibly be due to male fertility problems – the result can be continuing couple infertility.
‘Andrology – and Male Infertility – Out of the Shadows’ 1.7.2020 by Frieda Klotz shines a light into why men have been excluded from the infertility process https://undark.org/2020/07/01/male-infertility-andrology/ and as as consequence have suffered so much.