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Reasons That Affect Men From Being A Dad

It is two individuals' decision to make a baby. It is the woman who carries and delivers the child, yet on the other hand, a man does have the most leading role to play in pregnancy.

Most importantly, for the fertilization to occur, it is the man's sperm that needs to be healthy and strong enough, so that it can reach and make a way into the woman's egg.

For the process to happen, a man must keep an erection and possess enough sperms in the right shape and make it move in the right direction, so that enough semen tries to carry forward the sperm to the egg.

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If there is a problem in this process, then there would be trouble in conceiving. Men might accidentally conceive a child with a woman; nevertheless, there may be only some of them who may be willing to raise the child with the lady.

Not every man is enthusiastically ready to support the conceived child for the next 18 to 20 years. So, why is it that some men don't enjoy fatherhood? Are there reasons that affect men from being a dad?

Nowadays, young men consider fatherhood as nothing but a software update for parenthood.

Being a great dad doesn't naturally come to everyone. The reality is that not every successful father who has great career prefers to spend time with his children.

They do enjoy work life balance than spending time with their children. There are millions of young men out there who don't grow up wanting to be fathers, either due to a low sperm count or financial burden.

On the other hand, some consider children as small and unpredictable. Let's find out why men don't prefer to be dads and the reasons that affect men from being a dad.

Low Sperm Count Issues
If a couple is trying to conceive a child for some time, the partners may be emotionally worried if the man has a low sperm count.

After receiving a diagnosis of low sperm count, it can be hard on the man to digest the truth. It does affect his feelings about his fertility; and this can make him less likely to have sex with his wife or it can stall his sex drive.

Low sperm count can make it harder to conceive. The lower the sperm count, lesser is the likeliness to father a child. This is one of the reasons why men don't want to be dads.

Hormonal Imbalances
There are millions of men who face infertility issues as well. There was a time when most people assumed that infertility issues were only a woman's problem.

The main cause of male infertility is related to the sperm. There are problems with sperm count as well as the quality of the sperm.

The reasons for lower sperm count are predominantly due to hormonal imbalances. Hypothalamus, testicles and pituitary are the ones that produce hormones that create sperm.

And when there are certain alterations happening in these hormones, then it may alter the sperm production.

Ejaculation problems are one of the reasons for having a low sperm count. Ejaculation problems occur when the semen tries to enter the bladder during orgasm instead of coming out of the tip of the penis.

Various health conditions, which include diabetes, spinal injury or prostrate-related issues can cause retrograde ejaculation.

Defects In Transporting The Sperm
There are several different tubes that are responsible to carry the sperm. And, sometimes, they are blocked due to various reasons which include surgery (inadvertent injury) or abnormal development or prior infections.

Blockage can occur at any level such as within the testicle in the tubes, in the epididymis or near the ejaculatory ducts or urethra.

There are several different tubes that are responsible to carry the sperm. Sometimes, the sperm may die quickly before it tries to even reach the egg. It is also affected when it is not formed correctly.

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Chromosomal Defects
There are possibilities of inherited disorders --- Klinefelter's syndrome or genetic syndrome such as cystic fibrosis, which can make the males to be born with two X chromosomes and a Y chromosome, instead of one X and one Y.

This can definitely cause an abnormal development in the male reproductive organs.

Inherited disorders are also one of the reasons for lower sperm count. Therefore, these are some of the reasons that affect men from being a dad.

Story first published: Monday, June 27, 2016, 20:30 [IST]
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