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Low male testosterone levels and baby gender

06/18/2008

Question:

Hello my husband has been recently told he has a low testorone level, will this affect fertility and also will it affect whether the baby conceived is a boy or a girl?

Answer:

Low testosterone levels will not affect the baby's gender.  However, it could affect sperm counts.  He should be evaluated by a urologist who specializes in male infertility for any treatable causes.  Also, a semen analysis can be performed to determine whether his sperm counts, movement and appearance are normal. 

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati