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My boyfriend and I have been in a relationship for six years. We both know for a fact that we never want to have children.
My boyfriend is very tall, he is 6 foot 5 1/2. However, he may have a low fertility rate. I was wondering if given the right information if you could tell me the likelihood if he is in fertile. He has one undescended testicle and the other is very close to his body. Also, his voice never cracked during puberty. Right now, he is uncomfortable with the idea of a Vasectomy so I am going to get essure done in a few months,  but, due to possible pregnancy from any birth control option,  I would feel much better if we both had forms of protection. So, what is the likelihood that he may be infertile? He is going to get a sperm test done when he comes back from an extended leave,  but if it doesn't sound like anything Would be abnormal or worth the test that I would rather not waste the money.

Hello Courtney from the U.S.(Ohio),

Based on the information given there is no way to estimate your boyfriends fertility.  As semen analysis is one option to test it who I would recommend that you have the test done.  In the meantime, I would assume that he is fertile until proven otherwise.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.


I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

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Medical Degree from Stanford University, Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Reproductive Training at Pacific Fertility Center, San Francisco

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