Male Infertility

  • T. B. Hargreave

Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Human Infertility

    1. T. B. Hargreave
      Pages 1-8
  3. Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. T. B. Hargreave
      Pages 9-45
    3. J. Stephen Bell
      Pages 46-55
    4. T. B. Hargreave, S. Nillson
      Pages 56-74
    5. A. Busuttil, S. Orr, T. B. Hargreave
      Pages 112-143
    6. Anne Chandley
      Pages 144-159
    7. T. Hjort
      Pages 160-187
    8. A. A. Templeton
      Pages 188-197
  4. Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. S. Nilsson
      Pages 199-211
    3. J. P. Pryor
      Pages 212-226
    4. T. B. Hargreave
      Pages 227-245
    5. T. B. Hargreave, J. P. Pryor, Anne M. Jequier, Joan P. Crich
      Pages 246-260
    6. W. F. Hendry
      Pages 280-296
    7. T. B. Hargreave
      Pages 297-308
    8. A. A. Templeton, J. Triseliotis
      Pages 309-320
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-328

About this book


Twenty five years ago the subject of male infertility scarcely existed in urological practice. At that time semen analysis was a rather cursory microscopic test, the scope of endocrine and hormone tests was limited and debate about the relevance of a varicocele was only just beginning. Since then, progress has owed about as much to sociological change as medical progress. Acceptance that problems of fertility should be shared between partners is now no longer questioned and the willingness of both husband and wife to recognise this and to seek help has been an important change in clinical practice. This book is concerned primarily with male infertility and it will be evident that this is now a substantial subject in its own right. However a need for a broad prospective in this subject is emphasised by a chapter on female assessment as well as reference to female aspects of infertility wherever relevant so that the reader remains properly aware that this subject is a problem for the couple. Because our knowledge of this subject is changing so rapidly, Mr Hargreave has separated the contents into two parts. The first is concerned with basic biological problems and investigations with a full evaluation of current knowledge and methods. Also, details of new techniques that offer the prospect of real progress are a special attraction in this section.


Sterilität assessment endocrinology evaluation fertility hormone infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • T. B. Hargreave
    • 1
  1. 1.Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, University Department of Surgery/Urology, Western General HospitalUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3312-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3310-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0177-8994
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