The Complete Guide to Male Fertility Preservation

  • Ahmad Majzoub
  • Ashok Agarwal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Julie Won-Ching Cheng, Edmund Y. Ko
      Pages 3-18
    3. Mohamed Arafa, Haitham Elbardisi, Ahmad Majzoub
      Pages 43-56
    4. Zachary J. McDowell, Mark S. Hockenberry, Larry I. Lipshultz
      Pages 57-66
    5. Peter T. K. Chan, Maria Belén Herrero
      Pages 67-76
  3. Fertility Preservation: Special Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Lenore Omesi, Jennifer Levine
      Pages 79-92
    3. Muhammad A. Bulbul, Bassel G. Bachir
      Pages 93-103
    4. Robert J. Carrasquillo, Ranjith Ramasamy
      Pages 105-120
    5. Chloë De Roo, Guy T’Sjoen
      Pages 121-128
    6. Miriam Hadj-Moussa, Kaitlyn DelBene, Carl Cohen, Dale L. Hebert, Dana A. Ohl
      Pages 129-144
  4. Sperm Banking: Technical Issues, Standards and Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Alan Scott Polackwich Jr., Maurilio Garcia-Gil
      Pages 147-168
    3. Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Nanette Elster
      Pages 169-181
    4. Sajal Gupta, Rakesh Sharma, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 183-204
    5. Pankaj Talwar, Pranay Ghosh
      Pages 205-226
    6. Gary N. Clarke
      Pages 227-239
    7. Michael Jurewicz, Bruce R. Gilbert
      Pages 241-334
  5. Current Practice and Future of Male Fertility Preservation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-387

About this book


This comprehensive, multidisciplinary guide provides an up-to-date presentation of fertility preservation techniques with male cancer patients and other challenging conditions. Divided into four thematic sections, part one provides an overview of the pathophysiologic processes interrelating cancer and its treatment with infertility and discusses different methods of sperm preservation and fertility outcomes in cancer patients. Part two then explores male fertility preservation in various non-cancerous conditions, such as immunosuppressed, hypogonadal and transgender patients. The fundamental principles of cryobiology and sperm optimization are covered in part three, which also offers essential building blocks for scientists to develop a sperm banking service and implement high standards of practice. The final section describes the current practices of male fertility preservation along with its psychological impact on patients, and extends beyond to future innovative methods—tissue preservation, xenografting and artificial gametes—being researched and implemented in this field.

Fertility preservation among cancer patients and survivors is an evolving practice, which involves focused research and timely collaboration of professionals from related fields. The Complete Guide to Male Fertility Preservation is unique and original in its design and will appeal to a larger audience of andrologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, embryologists, and all other clinicians practicing reproductive medicine and oncology.


ART Cancer treatment Cryopreservation Ejaculatory dysfunction Fertility preservation Hypogonadism Immunosuppression Male fertility Male oncofertility Neospermatogenesis Postmordem sperm retrieval Sperm bank Sperm optimization Sperm preservation Sperm retrieval Testis sparing surgery Tissue preservation Transgender patient Xenografting

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmad Majzoub
    • 1
  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyHamad Medical CorporationDohaQatar
  2. 2.Department of Urology, Andrology CenterCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42395-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42396-8
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