Research on women & male-factor infertility

In her new book Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Masculinity, and Identity, sociologist Liberty Walther Barnes recounts her own experience working through the infertility process and her research on the role gender plays in fertility treatment and sense of ownership or responsibility.

Barnes notes that while her husband’s sperm count was exceptionally low, it was she herself who felt like she must “will my egg to get pregnant.” At Viera Fertility Center, we treat infertility caused by female and male factors with discretion and care.

Barnes’ experience and her research on women’s sense of “ownership” for the infertility process highlights the importance of both partners working together toward a solution and open communication throughout the process.

Whether your fertility delay is caused by male, female, or a combination of fertility factors, Dr. Chamoun is your Melbourne FL fertility treatment resource for family planning. Call today to begin your journey toward a growing family.