Andrology, Male Factor Infertility and IVF

  • C. A. Yates
  • Caroline Thomas
  • G. T. Kovacs
  • D. M. de Kretser


This chapter deals with the methods for obtaining motile sperm from the semen sample for insemination of the female partner’s oocytes, particularly in cases of male factor infertility, and, briefly, with the assessment of the male partner prior to an IVF cycle. Due to the comparative ease of obtaining the male gametes, compared with the female’s, many basic diagnostic tests and treatments which could improve the chances of optimal fertilization may be disregarded. This chapter will also outline the basic steps required to ensure that the male partner is fully investigated.


Fertilization Rate Seminal Plasma Sperm Concentration Human Spermatozoon Semen Sample 
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  • C. A. Yates
  • Caroline Thomas
  • G. T. Kovacs
  • D. M. de Kretser

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