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Pathologic Factors Involved in Infertility

  • Charles Debrovner

Abstract

A survey of pathologic factors involved in infertility reveals that in roughly one-quarter of this population the cause is exclusively male and in one-quarter the problem is exclusively female. In a third quarter, there is a dual problem. In some of these cases it is additive and in other cases it is not. An example may be a man who is azospermic and married to a woman with tubal occlusion. In this case they each have a problem, but the problem is not additive. In contrast, a man with a borderline semen may be married to a woman with relatively hostile cervical mucus. In this case, the two problems potentiate each other. If the same man were married to a woman with a very healthy hospitable cervical mucus, pregnancy would probably occur. If the woman were married to a man with a more vigorous sperm population, again, pregnancy would likely occur.

Keywords

Fallopian Tube Corpus Luteum Uterine Cavity Ovarian Failure Pathologic Factor 
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