This is Infertility: Episode 43

Male Factor Infertility: The Shirkeys


Welcome to our second season of This is Infertility!

Nearly one-third of infertility cases are caused by some sort of issue with the female, nearly one-third are caused by some sort of issue with the male, and the rest is caused by some combination of issues with both partners, or the cause is simply unknown. The fact is, male infertility is as common as female infertility, we just don’t usually talk about it that way. That’s likely because regardless of the cause of the infertility, the treatments tend to have one thing in common, the brunt of the work falls on the female. We think it’s important for men and women alike to talk about infertility. It’s an issue that affects everyone, not just those who were born with a uterus. In this episode, we’ll hear from Josh and Stephanie Shirkey who overcame male infertility in order to grow their family. Today’s host is Justin Alvis, Director of Provider and Member Services at Progyny.

Guests include: Josh and Stephanie Shirkey

Listen to Josh and Stephanie’s story today.