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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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Thirty-nine percent of couples had either a primary or secondary diagnosis of male factor infertility.
Overall, about 65% of these cycles used ICSI, including 51% of cycles in which there was no male factor infertility.
When male factor infertility was bypassed via direct treatment using ART, men with varicoceles had an average cost per successful delivery of $89 091 USD.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study evaluating the effect of consumption of herbal TOPALAF on male factor couples and following the pregnancy outcomes.
47), (48) A dose of 600 mg/day of oral NAC improved volume and motility in men with known male factor infertility.
7 It therefore remains crucial that the interpretation should contribute to defining the male factor of infertility.
Till date, apart from chromosomal analysis of both partners, the male factor is largely ignored and only women are investigated to understand aetiology RSA.
Around 30% is due to some male factor infertility, about 5-10% is because of endometriosis, tubal disease accounts for about 10% and a problem with both the man and the woman is about 20-25%," she says.
I found The Male Factor by Shaunti Feldhahn particularly interesting.
then of the University of California, San Francisco, and now of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues analyzed data from 22,562 male partners of couples seeking fertility treatment between 1967 and 1998 (4,549 of whom had male factor infertility, based on a clinical presentation with abnormal semen analysis criteria).
NOTE: ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) with IVF is a highly effective fertility treatment for male factor infertility and sperm defects