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male factor

adjective Any cause of infertility attributable to the male—e.g., poor sperm quantity or function, or reduced motility—which make it difficult for a sperm to fertilise an egg under normal conditions.

male factor

Reproduction medicine Any cause of infertility due to deficiencies in sperm quantity, function, or motility–ability to move that make it difficult for a sperm to fertilize an egg under normal conditions

male factor

Any cause for a couple's difficulty in conceiving a child that results from diseases of the male reproductive organs, e.g., a low sperm count or inadequate sperm motility.
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As our study showed, in women with male factor infertility, there was a decreasing trend in the number of oocytes obtained, and oocyte quality and fertilization rate with regard to the coasting days (even with periods less than four days).
However, in the large subset of couples without male factor infertility, ICSI use was associated with significantly lower implantation rates (23.
In contrast to the results reported in the WHO study, a positive male factor alone was found in 42.
Use of carnitine therapy in selected cases of male factor infertility: a double-blind crossover trial.
This is important because weakly-swimming sperm (asthenozoospermia) is one of the most important reasons for male factor infertility.
This article seeks to provide an overview of the evaluation and management of male factor infertility.
Another University of Miami study investigated 82 couples in which the man had male factor infertility due to SCI.
7 It therefore remains crucial that the interpretation should contribute to defining the male factor of infertility.
Pip Reilly runs Mensfe--a website forum that is primarily designed by men for men who find communication difficult and do not have easy access to support--and explains: "We are all aware that infertility affects men and women in approximately equal proportion; worldwide it is generally accepted that the causes of infertility are approximately 36% male factor, 34% female factor and 30% combined male-female unexplained factors.
Remove the male factor from malefactor, and what's left?
Commitment in the male factor was found given by azoospermia, microsurgical sperm aspiration (MESA) plus intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are considered.