How to Convince a Husband to Take Fertility Tests?

The dream of having a child can often be interrupted by a problem, either with the woman or the man. This has already given rise to much concern and even despair for many couples, but with all the advances in medicine, it is now possible to face this situation with a little more calm and patience today.

It is known that female factors are the ones that are most affected and that is why women tend to be more concerned when the couple is trying to conceive. On the other hand, we cannot rule out that there are also exclusively male factors that can prevent fertilization from occurring.

If these suspicions exist, you need to know how to convince your husband to have fertility tests to be sure of the source of this problem and, from there, find solutions to it.

Of course, this is a decision that has to be made by both parties, but it is also important that both women and men are committed to fertility tests so that the dream of having a child and starting a family is realized.

And to talk about the subject of the text itself, first we need to talk about male fertility tests and how they are done.

Male Fertility Tests

There are several types of tests that can be done to test male fertility. It is not always necessary for all of them to be performed in order to reach a conclusion, but it may be that a doctor even asks for them to be redone, depending on the results of each one. The main existing male fertility tests are:

  • Clinical Examination
  • Spermogram
  • Testicular Biopsy
  • Testicular Ultrasound
  • Hormonal Dosage Test

Let’s talk about how each one works so that you can better understand how they can help.

Clinical Examination

It is usually the first examination done by a urologist when the man visits. It is in the clinical examination that several of the man’s health conditions are also analyzed, as this can also influence infertility.

In it, the doctor assesses the size of the testicles and if there is any type of inflammation or any other type of problem. It is after the clinical examination that others are asked by the doctor.

Spermogram

It is one of the best known exams for men and also one of the simplest to do. This is a clinical analysis of man’s sperm. It must ejaculate in a container, where these cells will be stored and analyzed by a laboratory.

The sperm count in the ejaculated fluid may indicate signs of good fertility or male infertility.

Testicular Biopsy

When a man has no gametes in his sperm, the doctor will most likely order a testicular biopsy. It is a small, simple and risk-free surgical procedure that collects sperm straight from the testicle to be analyzed by a microscope and to understand whether the problem is at the origin of its production or on the way.

Testicular Ultrasound

In this examination, it is possible to obtain more detailed images over the entire area of ​​the scrotum. With it, a doctor can identify several problems that a man can have and that can affect his fertility such as cysts and nodules, for example.

Hormonal Dosage Test

When a man’s hormone production has a problem, it can end up affecting his fertility, and for that reason, a doctor may order a hormonal dosage test. The following tests are usually performed:

  • Testosterone and free testosterone dosage
  • Prolactin dosage
  • Dosage of LH (luteinizing hormone)
  • DHT (dihydrotestosterone) dosage

It is important to remember that the levels of each hormone can vary greatly from person to person and depends on factors such as age, weight and even the lifestyle of each one.

Tips on How to Convince Your Husband to Take Fertility Tests

Since you already know how they all work, there are a few ways to convince your husband to have fertility tests. Let’s give you some tips on how to approach this subject without pushing you away or scaring him in any way, making him feel safe and comfortable.

Identify why he is not comfortable doing this type of exam and think of ways to argue over it. You will certainly not find many difficulties in creating arguments with the tips that we will give below.

Explain How Exams Work

As you can see here, the operation of the exams is quite simple, in general. A man’s head can often be filled with myths or beliefs that are not true about this type of examination. Try to present it to him and show that there are no seven-headed bugs, that they are painless and easy to make.

Talk about their importance to you

Love needs to speak louder. And if the planning is both, the exams of the man are also of great importance for the woman. Argue about how he, too, is committed to the plan to have a child is important to you.

Explain that both men and women play an extremely important role in this process and that doing their part means a lot to you. Telling him that the responsibility is both will make the man understand the importance of this.

Make him feel safe

If you have already had your exams, it is a great example of showing your husband that there is no problem. Encouraging research into how these exams are done is a great alternative.
That way he will realize that there are no risks and break many of the unrealistic beliefs he may have about this type of examination. Often the biggest block is the man’s mind and helping him to realize this is also making him feel more secure about his own body and exams.

The couple needs to know that infertility is a problem for both of them , even if only one has difficulties with fertilization. It is necessary that there is mutual support and companionship so that the couple can seek all possible solutions to solve this problem.

Remember that this is something that happens to many couples, because, as we said before, human fertility is relatively low, which means that it is common for issues like this to exist.

Follow the medical guidelines and never lose the couple’s mutual support , as this is the most important so that you can go through this phase together and getting stronger.

See also: Azoospermia: What is it, What are the Causes and Treatments

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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