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Male Infertility

  • George KediaEmail author
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Abstract

Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse [1]. Infertility affects both men and women. The components of the evaluation of the men include medical history, physical and ultrasound examination, semen analyses and endocrine and genetic tests.

Keywords

Luteinizing Hormone Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Male Infertility Testicular Volume Ejaculatory Duct 
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    World Health Organization Department of Reproductive Health and Research. WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen. 5th ed. Geneva: WHO; 2010.Google Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urology and Urological OncologyHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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