Some studies show that sexual dysfunction is present in approximately 20-25% of infertile couples. While healthy sexual function is a contributing factor in the success of infertility treatments, sexual dysfunction can be an area of contention and stress in a couple’s relationship. This stress, and the resulting sexual problems, can reduce the odds of a couple successfully becoming pregnant. Erectile dysfunction may be made worse by performance anxiety or any pressure a man may feel to perform intercourse timed to the woman’s ovulation cycle.
Physical factors that may contribute to erectile dysfunction
- An enlarged prostate
- Physical injury
- Excessive drug or alcohol use
- Nerve damage
- Problems with adequate blood supply
- Hormonal deficiencies
- Certain medications
At Colorado Reproductive Endocrinology we know that your emotional sense of well-being is directly tied to the strength of your relationship during your fertility treatments. CRE offers men with erectile dysfunction the highest possible chances of pregnancy success through the use of assisted reproductive technologies.
If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction that is inhibiting your ability to start a family, call us at (303) 321-7115 or request an appointment to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.