The Male Factor in Human Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment

Themes from the Xlth World Congress on Fertility and Sterility, Dublin, June 1983, held under the Auspices of the International Federation of Fertility Societies

  • William Thompson
  • Robert F. Harrison
  • John Bonnar

Part of the Studies in Fertility and Sterility book series (SFST, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Evaluation of the Spermatozoa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Hazama, H. Okada, O. Matsumoto, S. Kamidono, J. Ishigami
      Pages 9-12
    3. U. Braun, T. Katzorke, D. Propping
      Pages 13-16
    4. M. Gelas, E. Warembourg, B. Sele, C. Osto Rero, C. Estrade, P. Jalbert
      Pages 27-32
    5. D. Navot, E. J. Margalioth, N. Laufer, J. G. Schenker
      Pages 33-36
    6. E. J. Margalioth, D. Navot, J. Y. May, N. Laufer, J. Ovadia, J. G. Schenker
      Pages 37-40
    7. P. L. Matson, J. P. Pryor, R. Curson, W. P. Collins
      Pages 41-45
    8. H. Sato, M. Landthaler, D. Haina, W.-B. Schill
      Pages 47-49
    9. E. J. Margalioth, D. Navot, R. Rabinowitz, N. Laufer, R. Voss, J. G. Schenker
      Pages 57-60
  3. Biochemistry of Gonadal Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. F. Krassnigg, E. Töpfer-Petersen, J. Frick, W.-B. Schill
      Pages 69-72
    3. J. H. Nelson III, C. B. Paschall III, W. Baird, R. C. Harsh, M. A. Davis
      Pages 79-84
    4. V. Santiemma, N. Casasanta, P. Rosati, S. Moscardelli, G. Iapadre, A. Fabbrini
      Pages 85-89
    5. C. Scarpignato, G. Baio, A. E. Pontiroli
      Pages 95-98
  4. Immunology and Male Reproduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. V. Baukloh, S. Paul, L. Mettler
      Pages 101-104
    3. A. C. Hinrichsen, M. J. Hinrichsen, W.-B. Schill
      Pages 105-109
    4. M. Phillip, D. Kleinman, G. Potashnik, V. Insler
      Pages 117-121
    5. D. Cannon, G. Mckenna, J. Harney, J. Barron, B. M. Coughlan, D. Powell
      Pages 123-126
    6. I. J. Pandya, J. Cohen
      Pages 127-131
  5. Medical Treatment of the Infertile Male

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. E. W. Jecht, C. Hirschhäuser, W. Krause
      Pages 143-146
    3. G. Lunglmayr, U. Maier, Ch. Kratzik
      Pages 147-150
    4. J. Buvat, K. Ardaens-Boulier, A. Lemaire, J. C. Fourlinnie, M. Buvat-Herbaut
      Pages 151-154
    5. H. Yoshida, Y. Naitoh, M. Watanabe, K. Imamura
      Pages 155-159
  6. Surgical Treatment of the Infertile Male

  7. Artificial Insemination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. V. Ruíz-Velasco, O. B. de la Peña, E. D. Domville, E. M. Zelaya
      Pages 205-208
    3. W. H. Bleichrodt, H. G. Mutke
      Pages 209-216
    4. T. Katzorke, D. Propping
      Pages 217-221
    5. B. N. Barwin
      Pages 223-226

About this book


This book is a compilation of edited papers which were presented at the XIth World Congress of Fertility and Sterility held in June 1983 in Dublin, Ireland. Although it has long been known that male factors are responsible in at least 30% of infertile couples only recently have concerted efforts been made on the part of urologists, gynaecologists and basic scientists to identify these factors more precisely. The nature of spermatogenesis is complex but application of various scientific methods have at last opened up new and promising approaches to our understanding of this subject. Clinical results however have been depressing; the majority of treatments lack realistic evaluation and are initiated in hope rather than with a sound scientific basis. We anticipate that this volume will in some small way correct these deficiencies. The papers have been grouped into related topics. The first section deals with the evaluation of the spermatozoa and includes a critical assessment of the recently introduced zona-free hamster egg test of sperm function. Further sections include the biochemistry of gonadal function and the immunology of male reproduction; most papers are concerned with studies in the human. The clinical sections cover medical and surgical approaches to treatment and the final section deals with various aspects of AID practice.


fertility in vitro fertilization infertility pregnancy reproduction

Editors and affiliations

  • William Thompson
    • 1
  • Robert F. Harrison
    • 2
  • John Bonnar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Midwifery and GynecologyQuenn’s University BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  2. 2.Ireland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8669-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4898-3
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