Physician Assistant M.S.

Year Approved


First Advisor

Hanson, Christy


There has been a minimal amount of research conducted regarding barriers presenting to male patients presenting for fertility evaluations. Research that focuses on the male gender’s reactions to infertility has been just as limited. The purpose of this research, which was preformed through a literature review and custom survey, was to find some foundational insight on the barriers encountered by men seeking a fertility evaluation. These barriers include psychosocial and economical barriers. The medical field can use the outcomes of this research to as a basis to direct further studies, and to better understand barriers affecting men from seeking infertility evaluations. All of this may help improve health care providers’ abilities to customize the needs of their patients. This research may also serve the opportunity for family practice providers to educate their patients in male fertility evaluations and normalize the stigma attached and break down psychosocial barriers.

Degree Name

Masters of Science in Physician Assistant

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis

Included in

Primary Care Commons