Male infertility

Nearly one in six couple unable to conceive after one year of marriage.  

Male infertility is as common as female counterpart and contributes nearly 40% as the causes of the infertility in the couple.  

Male evaluation must be done at the first visit of the couple to the doctor.  

Initial evaluation consists of detailed history, physical examination including genital examination for testes, vas deferens, varicocele, phallus examination.  

A simple semen analysis gives a lot of information for future direction of investigation and management.  

Management of infertility may include simple smoking cessation, healthy lifestyle, hormone therapy, varicocele surgery, need for IUI, IVF or ICSI.  

Many couples with failure to conceive and having male infertility as a cause, can still have their own child with one of other method of assisted reproductive techniques such as IVF and TESA/TESE with ICSI.

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Published by Dr Varinder Attri

MS MCh (PGI Chandigarh), Urologist and Andrologist

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