(Closed) Getting DH’s Sperm Tested?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It’s not very expensive, but it’s not really necessary unless you guys have problems.

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Seems a little early to ask for that. I would try for a couple months before you start testing everything.  His age really isn’t a factor btw. The male species is nothing like us.

Post # 5
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree that it’s a bit early to do it if you haven’t had any problems yet.

Post # 6
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Yeah I would try getting pregnant for 4-6 months before getting sperm analysis. In Canada I know they wont do it unless you have demonstrated infertility for a year (or so I’ve heard). 

Post # 7
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well here’s the thing, everyone says a woman in her late 30’s shouldn’t hesitate to go to an RE over an OB due to her age for tests etc so I think the same can be said for men. We only paid $150 for Darling Husband and his insurance actually covered some so we were reimbursed $75 afterwards. I’d say it wouldn’t hurt and it’s the easiest test to do.

Edit: I understand to some age isn’t an issue in men. However Darling Husband is a healthy, active 28 year old that had a poor SA. Had we known earlier in our journey it would have saved some pain and heartbreak. The $150 expense is nothing as knowing ahead of time maybe beneficial to some. Especially to those of us who tried for over 18 mths.

Post # 8
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My husband’s insurance covered his completely.  My GYN told me that typically you have to wait to have demonstrated issues with getting pregnant.  And, more often than not, they treat the woman first because “it’s easier”.  For us, we’re both dealing with infertility, so it would and wouldn’t have done us much good to get him tested early. 

 But, if age is the only factor, I wouldn’t just jump into it.  Try on your own and see what happens.

Post # 9
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

At this stage in the game I think doing so would be extremely premature. Unless he demonstrates an issue that wouldn’t be the first conclusion to jump to. 

Post # 10
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MarryMeTiffany: I don’t think it makes sense to do it now, since you haven’t TTC at all… however, if you don’t conceive after a few months of trying and you can afford it, I think it *might* be worth it just for your peace of mind. 50% of infertility problems are male-related (regardless of age), and my understanding is that SA is one of the least expensive and least invasive tests. Most docs will tell you to wait a year though… I am almost 34 and my doc told me that if we haven’t conceived in 8 months to have Darling Husband get a sperm analysis – that was her recommended starting point.

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