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Male Infertility
(ND011)

Introduction


The most commonly used definition of infertility is the lack of pregnancy after 1 year of unprotected regular intercourse. Infertility affects 10-15% of all couples who are attempting to become pregnant.

More than 90% of male infertility is due to low sperm counts, poor sperm quality, or both. Examination of semen and sperm is commonly performed in the evaluation of infertility.

There are several factors that can affect fertility in a man that must be considered.

The goals of care are the determination of any reversible causes of infertility and the initiation of appropriate treatments to maximize reproductive potential. The decision to undergo fertility treatment should be reached only after thorough consideration of the available treatments, potential outcomes (multiple births, failure to conceive), and expense, as well as the emotional and religious factors that may impact on this process.

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