Nephrological Indications for Semen Preservation

  • Michel Legrain


Many kidney diseases can strike a man at a time which he desires to be able to procreate. This can lead to sterility in essentially two ways: The inexorable course of many renal disorders towards kidney failure with associated impotence, and the prescription in certain renal diseases of drugs whose adverse effects on spermatogenesis are known. Semen preservation represents a means of alleviating this handicap. It is as yet rarely practiced in so far as both the general practitioner and the kidney specialist, not knowing how to judge the risk run by the patient, avoid raising the question. In this domain, two different situations must be considered, glomerular disease and kidney failure.


Kidney Disease Nephrotic Syndrome Kidney Failure Artificial Insemination Glomerular Disease 


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  1. 1.
    Séminaires d’Uro-Néphrologie de la Pitié-Salpêtrière. Masson, Paris, pp. 84–120, 1979.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Legrain
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  1. 1.Service de NephrologieGroupe Hospitalier Pitié-SalpêtriereParisFrance

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