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Male fertility clinics in California

Despite being the most populated state in the US, California has only a handful of male fertility urologists and male fertility clinics. Surprisingly, there are no male fertility clinics in California's largest city of Los Angeles — the closest is in Fontana, in nearby San Bernadino County — but San Francisco is located next to one of the premier cities in the country for medical care: Stanford. Central California has its own male fertility urology clinic in Lodi.

Urologists in California specialize in

male fertility, minimally invasive urologic surgery, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, also known as enlarged prostate), Peyronie's disease, urinary tract conditions and incontinence, hypogonadism (testosterone deficiency), reconstructive surgery, erectile dysfunction, penile prostheses, vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, varicocele, sperm retrieval for fertility procedures, and prostate, kidney, testicular, and bladder cancer.

Male fertility urologists in California

Andrologist-urologists or male fertility urologists in California, in alphabetical order:

Tony Chen, MD
Stanford Health Clinic
Stanford, CA and Palo Alto, CA
650-723-3391
Raul R. Clavijo, MD
UC Davis Health
Sacramento, CA
800-282-3284
James Craig, MD
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Fontana, CA
866-735-2922
Ayad Khourdaji, MD
Adventist Health
Lodi, CA
209-368-6661
Not sure if you need to see a male fertility urologist? Talk to one of our fertility specialists to learn more about the best next steps for you. (It’s free.)

Fertility in California

Sperm health in California
Legacy data from the results of over 3,000 semen analyses tells us that the average total motile sperm count in California is 79.1 million sperm. (A normal total motile sperm count of 20 million or more is considered normal.) California ranks 14th in the country — including Washington, DC and Puerto Rico — for sperm health.
Environmental health in California
Environmental health and exposure to pollution, toxins, and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals is known to impact fertility. Despite its well-known Los Angeles smog, California is actually among the least polluted states overall, ranking 6th in overall environmental health. Therefore, Californians may have a lower-than-average likelihood of experiencing male-factor infertility due to pollution.
Temperatures in California
Warmer climates are associated with lower sperm count and quality. California is the 12th warmest state, with temperatures averaging 59ºF annually, so Californians are slightly more likely than most to experience temperature-related fertility decline. (Climate varies across the state — those in Southern California experience significantly warmer temperatures than those in Northern California, especially in the winter.)

Before you see a male fertility specialist: test your sperm

At-home sperm testing in California

Before you make an appointment with a urologist in California, you should consider getting up-to-date semen analysis results. With a Legacy kit, you can test your sperm from home, without a doctor consultation or a prescription, and get your report in less than a week — in time for your urologist appointment.

You should also consider testing your sperm if you are trying to conceive, want to freeze your sperm, or just want to understand your fertility and overall health.

Why choose Legacy?

The most scientifically advanced at-home sperm testing kit on the market. We test for all the key male fertility factors: sperm count and concentration, sperm motility, and sperm morphology. Plus, we offer the only easy mail-in sperm DNA fragmentation kit to give you a deeper understanding of your fertility. There are very few specialty labs that perform sperm DNA fragmentation analysis in California — Legacy offers an alternative option for easy at-home sperm DNA fragmentation testing.
Personalized, easy-to-understand report and a complimentary call with a specialist. You’ll receive a digital report including your results and individualized recommendations to improve sperm health, based on self-reported lifestyle factors. You also have the opportunity to discuss your results with a male fertility urologist or nurse, free of charge.
Clinic-grade analysis at a CLIA-certified laboratory. Legacy’s kits use a proven transport medium to protect your sperm during overnight shipping. Upon arrival at our lab, your sample will receive a comprehensive, clinic-grade analysis.
The option to freeze your sperm. Sperm freezing can be performed at in-person male fertility clinics in California. However, Legacy’s at-home sperm freezing option makes it easier and more affordable — your sperm sample can be kept in multi-site cryogenic storage for as long as you need, starting at less than $100 per year.
Our kit is available in all 50 states. That includes California! We’re the first at-home male fertility testing company to be covered by major insurance plans in some states. We’re working on insurance coverage for male fertility testing in California — coming soon.
We’ve curated a list of male fertility clinics and urologists in California. If you’re not sure where to turn next, our fertility specialists can help you figure it out.

Questions?

  • What is a male fertility urologist?

    Urology is a branch of medicine that deals with the function and disorders of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. Subspecialties of urology include urologic oncology (cancer), pediatric urology (urology for children), reconstructive urology (surgery), female urology, and andrology — the study of sperm and male fertility.

    Andrologist-urologists or “male fertility urologists” are uniquely experienced to treat male-factor infertility, often working side-by-side with other fertility specialists such as reproductive endocrinologists. There are 4 male fertility urologists in California.
  • Who should see a male fertility urologist?

    • Have had multiple abnormal semen analyses.
    • Have been diagnosed with azoospermia (zero sperm count), oligospermia (low sperm count), asthenospermia (low sperm motility), or teratospermia (poor sperm morphology), or other problem with sperm production.
    • Have low testosterone or another hormone disorder.
    • Are interested in recovering your fertility after a vasectomy (and you have not frozen your sperm).
    • Have been referred for a testicular sperm extraction (TESE) or other sperm retrieval procedure before in vitro fertilization (IVF).
    • Have or suspect you may have a varicocele (swelling in the veins of the scrotum).
  • What is sperm DNA fragmentation analysis?

    Sperm DNA fragmentation is a measure of the damage to the genetic material (DNA) carried by sperm. Because this DNA is responsible for half of the pregnancy and future offspring, its integrity is extremely important. Elevated sperm DNA fragmentation has been associated with lower pregnancy rates, increased chance of miscarriage, and poorer health outcomes for the child. Legacy is the only company that offers easy mail-in sperm DNA fragmentation testing.
  • Who should consider sperm DNA fragmentation testing?

    • All fertility patients, especially:
      • Patients with unexplained infertility.
      • Patients diagnosed with male-factor infertility of an unknown cause.
      • Patients with a history of miscarriages.
      • Patients with poor embryo quality during IVF treatment.
    • Men over 40.
    • Men with a history of cancer.
    • Men under treatment with prescription medications.
    • Men with lifestyle habits that may affect sperm health, such as smoking.
    • All men who want a more thorough understanding of their sperm health.
  • Where can I get a sperm DNA fragmentation analysis near me?

    There are very few specialty labs that perform sperm DNA fragmentation analysis in California — Legacy offers an alternative option for easy at-home sperm DNA fragmentation testing.
  • What is sperm freezing?

    Sperm freezing is the process of preserving some of your sperm in a liquid nitrogen “deep freeze” for use later, to attempt to create a pregnancy. Sperm freezing saves your youngest, healthiest sperm, offering you the option of parenthood regardless of age, illness, infertility, injury, or medical treatment.

    Sperm freezing can be performed at in-person male fertility clinics in California. However, Legacy’s at-home sperm freezing option makes it easier and more affordable — your sperm will be kept in multi-site cryogenic storage for as long as you need, starting at less than $100 per year.
  • Who should consider sperm freezing?

    • Those who may have children later in life.
    • Members of the military and others who work in high-risk environments.
    • Cancer patients, before treatment.
    • Those considering a vasectomy.
    • Transgender women, before medical gender transition (gender affirming hormones).
    • Anyone who wants peace of mind about their fertility.