Treatment of Male Infertility

  • Jerald Bain
  • Wolf-B. Schill
  • Luis Schwarzstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. General Considerations

  3. Medical Treatment

    1. C. R. D. Nahoum
      Pages 5-32
    2. F. H. Comhaire
      Pages 45-53
    3. S. J. Winters, P. Troen
      Pages 85-101
    4. E. Nieschlag, C. W. Freischem
      Pages 103-115
    5. G. F. Menchini-Fabris, M. Mariani
      Pages 143-152
    6. M. P. P. de Castro
      Pages 169-178
    7. J. P. Collins
      Pages 179-189
    8. G. Kockott
      Pages 191-208
  4. Surgical Treatment

    1. H. Fenster, M. McLoughlin
      Pages 209-220
    2. L. V. Wagenknecht
      Pages 221-248
  5. Cryopreservation and Insemination

    1. J. Barkay, H. Zuckerman
      Pages 263-281

About this book

Introduction

Our insight into the mechanisms of the physiology of reproduction has experienced a swift and constant development these last few years. The advent of more sophisticated diagnostic methods and their relatively easy clinical application allow for the incorporation of that knowledge into the evaluation of the infertile couple. These facts, together with an obvious change in social psychology, have facilitated the development of different specialities dealing with the problems of infertility. It is now possible in medical centers all around the world to undertake a better disposition of the infertile husband to look for advice, to be studied, and treated. Confronted with this situation we are still unable to offer specific therapy in most cases; however, empirically based therapy abounds. Advances in therapy have not kept pace with our increased physio­ logical knowledge and improved diagnostic techniques. Patho­ physiological mechanisms and etiological factors in male infertility are largely unknown. This has significantly hampered both clinical evaluation and advances in treatment allowing for frequent non­ scientific therapeutic incursions into the armamentarium of the an­ drologist. Several factors have given birth to therapeutic "fashions", which are bound to survive as long as this state of lack of knowledge con­ tinues. For example, we may ask whether the treatment of varicocele constitutes a fashion? Though we accept the treatment of varicocele as the best available treatment of male infertility, we do not know its mechanism of action and so we cannot predict a therapeutic result.

Keywords

Sterilität birth evaluation fertility infection infertility inflammation pharmacology physiology production reproduction surgery testis therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerald Bain
    • 1
  • Wolf-B. Schill
    • 2
  • Luis Schwarzstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Endocrinology and MetabolismUniversity of Toronto and Mount Sinai HospitalTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Dermatologische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universität MünchenMünchen 2West Germany
  3. 3.Grupo de Estudio en Fertilidad y Endocrinologia de RosarioRosario (SF)Argentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68223-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68225-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68223-0
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