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Infertility and Depression in men

  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    Does psychological health (depression) affect a man’s ability to get a woman pregnant?

  • Arlinda Lindsay Says ...
    Arlinda Lindsay

    Hello Anonymous,

    Depression and antidepressants can affect a man's sexual arousal and performance. Stress can lower sperm count. Therefore, finding healthy ways of coping with stress would be helpful. Exercising, meditation, journaling, and talking things out are a few ways of coping with stress and depression.  Often, men hold in their feelings, emotions, and do not deal with underlying issues that are causing stress or depression.   I would suggest visiting a  physician to rule out any of medical condition that could lower sperm count or lower arousal. As well as talking to a therapist if needed.  I hope this helps.

     Arlinda    

     
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