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#1 of 3 Old 02-25-2016, 05:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH doesn't want to do IUI/treatment

The past nine months DH & I have gone through fertility testing. All seems fine with me; he has low sperm count (15 million). Next step is IUI, but DH doesn't want to do it. Reasons he cites are: spending $ with no guarantee, the 'awkwardness' of the process, and having been through so much already. Really!? I'm so frustrated- we can't stop now! He says he'll think about it. Anyone else been faced with a partner unwilling to undergo treatment after testing?

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I'm so sorry you're going through this. for us we were both on board with doing whatever it took to have a baby. My only suggestion would be to ask him if the roles were reversed and the problem was with you would his decision be different. In terms of the "awkwardness" of the process I don't have much sympathy at all. My DH has complained about that in the past but shuts up pretty quick when I remind him of how invasive some of the test I've had have been compared to masturbating into a cup.
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Oh that sounds so frustrating. My DH had some problems also with feeling uncomfortable so we decided to do his part together at home and then take his samples to the clinic which was about 15mins away. But the clinic also had no problems with me joining him in their rooms to provide samples. So maybe that might work for you guys or at least make him willing to endure it. I hope it works out and he changes his mind.

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