This study summarizes the results of a questionnaire sent to 312 men involved in a fertility investigation. The answers illustrate the psychological problems linked to the infertile state, and indicate that men are generally well orientated about the extent of the problem. In the majority of cases, the infertile couples first contacted a gynecologist rather than a general practioner or other specialist. In over one third of the cases, this contact occurred within the first 12 months of attempting to achieve a pregnancy. The study implies an increasing negative attitude to donor insemination, and approximately one fifth of the men had at some time consulted fringe medicine.