If a couple is trying for a family and the man have erectile dysfunction or problem maintaining an erection then it is likely that having a baby is no longer the only problem at hand.
The couple may feel emotional issues, have communication problems and the man can often feel confidence issues and guilt.
Male infertility isn’t uncommon – for about one in five infertile couples, the issue lies with the man. Most commonly this is related to the sperm themselves. In rare cases there is a hormonal problem from the pituitary gland, but in the majority of cases it is either: a blockage in the tubes, low numbers of sperm or antibodies which stop the sperm binding to the egg. In the case of erectile dysfunction your GP might recommend a drug treatment or counselling.
The emotional rollercoaster that is the journey to being a parent produces some of the most challenging issues for a couple to deal with. If you are going through this at the moment you don’t need to go through it alone. Speaking with a Three Seas Psychologist can provide really valuable insights into you, your partner and each others’ feelings. This can lead to more support for each other and less stress hormones in your body, which can make things worse.