Male MOT

Investigations for male infertility

Male infertility can include a number of factors including low sperm production, abnormal sperm function or blockages that prevent the delivery of sperm. It is not always know the cause of infertility but it can be associated to illnesses, injuries, chronic health problems, lifestyle choices.

With male-factor infertility consistently shown to be the most common cause of subfertility found, the work-up and evaluation of men is often neglected in comparison to the tests their female partners go through.

Male factor infertility

At the Lister Fertility Clinic, we believe that treatment and ongoing research of male factor infertility should be a multi-speciality undertaking, ideally within an IVF clinic setting, such as ours, with dedicated gynaecological, urological and embryological staff supported by suitable counselling (both fertility and genetic) where needed.

Why choose to have a Male MOT?

In over half of men, the cause of any fertility problem is unknown. Even when a cause is found it may not be amenable to treatment and assisted reproduction will still be necessary. We feel that a "male MOT" is an essential part of the complete work up of a couple where sperm-related factors are identified.

We would therefore recommend referral and assessment with one our urological colleagues who are highly experienced leaders in the field of reproductive urology / andrology.
This is particularly the case in couples where the man is "azoospermic" (has no sperm in ejaculate) and the options for surgical sperm retrieval need to be discussed.

Our fertility consultants

We're proud to work with leading fertility experts across a range of medical fields, including gynaecology and urology. 

Our team of consultants is supported by embryologists, sonographers and counsellors, as well as experienced fertility trained nurse practitioners.

Our locations

Contact us about having fertility treatment

Our helpline advisors can assist with enquiries and help book an appointment with a fertility specialist. Alternatively you can submit a request for an appointment at one of our fertility clinics.


Request an appointment at Lister Fertility Clinic, Chelsea

Request an appointment at Lister Fertility Clinic, The Portland Hospital

Enquiries & Appointments

020 7881 2000
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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