Richard used to dread the well-intentioned questioning and comments he and his wife Sarah would sometimes get around starting a family. “I used to try and brush any questions off as quickly as possible,” he says.
A recent BBC documentary shone a light on male infertility and the taboos which still exist around the subject. Former Bourn Hall patient Matt talks about the impact on his mental health.
Mr Oliver Wiseman says: “A semen test that shows a low sperm count or poor sperm quality is just the starting point, many issues can be resolved naturally, or with surgery and/or medication.
Laura will be celebrating her first Mothers’ Day and is sharing her emotional journey to raise awareness of some of the misconceptions that still exist around fertility
“When I was first told in my twenties that I had male infertility I went in to a depressive state for a while,” admits Steven , aged 32. “I didn’t want anyone knowing. I thought ‘why am I even here if I can’t have a family?’”