Male Reproductive-related Statistics

Including testicular cancer, infertility and erectile dysfunction.

  • Testicular cancer affects 1% of UK men at some stage in life, with around 2,300 new cases diagnosed each year. It is highly curable if caught early.
  • Incidence rates for testicular cancer are projected to rise by 12% in the UK beween 2014 and 2035, to 10 cases per 100,000 males by 2035. 
  • Most men who develop testicular cancer are aged between 20 and 55, with incidence rates highest in males aged 30 to 34.
  • Only 4 in 100 testicular lumps turn out to be cancerous.
  • Around 1 in 7 men develop non-cancerous lumps known as varicoceles. They can be found in 15 percent of the adult male population and around 20 percent of adolescent males. They’re more common in males aged 15 to 25.
  • Cancer of the penis most commonly occurs in men over 60, and rarely in men under 40.
  • Approximately 15 percent of couples are infertile - this means they aren’t able to conceive a child even though they’ve had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year or longer. In about 50% of these couples, male infertility may be a factor.
  • In 75% of male infertility cases the cause is related to abnormal sperm.
  • Erectile dysfunction affects half of all UK men at some stage between 40 and 70.
  • The prevalence of erectile dysfunction increases with age and whilst around 20% of adult men suffer from erectile dysfunction that increases to 50% for men aged 40 and above.

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