my husband has low T ( very low) and he will be getting injections... from what i have heard it is like male contraception. Is there any chance of pregnancy while on the testosterone hormone?
I have NEVER heard that testosterone was a birth control factor.
DO NOT ASSUME THAT HE IS NOT FERTILE. Be sure to use all your usual birth control practices unless you both are trying to conceive.
Speak with his doctor about your concerns if you have any doubt that he's fertile. Don't assume.
As an ex lab tech in a Federal hospital, there is no correlation between testosterone therapy and infertility or "birth control" like symptoms in men. In my opinion it would have the opposite result as testosterone is notorious for raising a man's libido, thus your chances would increase if sexual activity increased accordingly. If you do NOT want to get pregnant take all precautions as he is firing "live" bullets... only a vasectomy would cure a male's fertility in most cases.
I am a 42 yr old male who has been using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) by means of injections every other week using testosterone cyponiate for low t (31 in my labs). TRT can cause oligospermia, a decreased number of spermatozoa in the semen. Oligospermia may occur after prolonged administration or excessive dosage. My experience has been fantastic and I would never go without TRT again. My best to your husband and you.
Stay well, Brian
One of the reasons people might have more difficulty getting pregnant after starting TRT is, when introducing exogenous testosterone to your body, it shuts down your natural production of testosterone. To help prevent this shutdown, people also use hCG in conjunction with the testosterone. I have also read of people who use hCG later, after they've already started testosterone therapy, in an effort to have children and have had success. You might want to talk to your doctor about this, although as a heads up, most doctors are very ill informed about properly administering a testosterone replacement protocol that will provide maximum benefit to the patient.
I know this question is really old, but I thought I’d answer it from my experience to help someone out. I was researching percentage of women who get pregnant when their partner is on TRT. My husband of 19 years went on TRT in October of 2017. He had the testosterone of a 90 year old man at 37 years old. His doctor asked us if we were done having kids and we said we were hoping to be since our third baby was born in February 2017 but I don’t have my tubes tied and he hasn’t had a vasectomy. At that time, I was on a birth control pill. His doctor said we would have a hard time getting pregnant with him being on testosterone so I quit taking my birth control pills that same month. So he started TRT in October of 2017 and I quit taking birth control pills in October of 2017.
It’s now July of 2019 and I haven’t gotten pregnant so if you’re looking for proof, there you go. I’m sure that there have been women to get pregnant while their partner was on TRT, but I can pretty much guarantee that there’s not many. Hope this helps someone. God Bless!
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