History and Examination

  • T. B. Hargreave
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)


Different clinics will have their own approach to the initial assessment of the infertile couple. It is our practice to ask patients to complete a questionnaire prior to their first clinic attendance (see Appendix, p. 28). We encourage both partners to attend during the initial interview. At this interview the questionnaire history is checked and additional points noted. The husband is then examined in the privacy of another room and will sometimes volunteer additional information. At the end of the consultation the couple are then told of the plan of investigation.


Male Infertility Premature Ejaculation Sperm Density Infertility Clinic Testicular Size 
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