MANday: Synthetic Testosterone’s Effect on Fertility

The use of synthetic testosterone, also named testosterone cypionate/enanthate, are FDA approved medications for the use of treating sexual libido, erectile dysfunction, debilitating fatigue/tiredness. However, one of the overlooked factors of using synthetic testosterone is its damaging effects on men’s fertility. 

In one study, it was illustrated that up 65% of men that started testosterone became azoospermia within 4 months (Patel, 2018). Azoospermia meaning zero sperm found in an ejaculated sample. This can have long lasting effects, as it took the patients up to 2 years to return to baseline (Patel, 2018). Moreover, testosterone use can also cause permanent damage to your own testosterone production, leaving you with low-t for the rest of your life and now are lifelong dependent on testosterone shots. 

Here at the Y Factor, we take a different approach to treating testosterone deficiency. We help your body increase its own testosterone production naturally, without the use of exogenous testosterone. We use proven, evidence-based practice to increase your testosterone levels in your body. Furthermore, these methods also increase your fertility rather than suppress them. So, whether you are interested in improving your overall health or interested in starting a family, we have the solution for you. 

Patel AS, Leong JY, Ramos L, Ramasamy R. Testosterone Is a Contraceptive and Should Not Be Used in Men Who Desire Fertility. World J Mens Health. 2019;37(1):45-54. doi:10.5534/wjmh.180036

Kyle Garrow is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC). Kyle earned his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Sam Houston State University and a Master’s degree in family nursing practice from Houston Baptist University.

Trained under Dr. Russel Willams, M.D. and Dr. Tristan Grimaldo, DNP, Kyle is ready to provide top notch care to every patient at The Y Factor by executing our standard of care with his unique ability to connect with patients.