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Low sperm count

My son is 28 and had an operation when he was 14 for undescended testicles. He has had to have a sperm count which is very low. He is devastated and inconsolable as the count was below a million.

What are the chances of becoming a father naturally?

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With a sperm count of 1 million per ml your son may need help to achieve a pregnancy.  A procedure called ICSI along with IVF will help him and his partner.  I would advise him to try and freeze a sample of sperm as sometimes sperm counts in men can reduce over time.