male factor infertility


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male factor infertility

infertility of a couple caused by a problem in the male's reproductive system, such as anejaculation, aspermatogenesis, or azoospermia.
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ICSI use in cases without male factor infertility is associated with small, but statistically significant declines in implantation, pregnancy, and live birth rates, compared with conventional IVF, Sheree L.
The objective of this study was to determine the prognostic effect of HBA on IUI cycles performed for treatment of unexplained infertility and mild male factor infertility.
This is important because weakly-swimming sperm (asthenozoospermia) is one of the most important reasons for male factor infertility.
In another study by our group, a positive correlation was demonstrated between increased sperm damage by ROS and higher levels of cytochrome C and caspase 9 and 3, which indicate positive apoptosis in patients with male factor infertility (66).
In interpreting these data, we considered the postulate that male factor infertility or its treatment could cause testicular cancer," the authors write.
NOTE: ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) with IVF is a highly effective fertility treatment for male factor infertility and sperm defects
Tubal or uterine factors were cited most frequently, followed by male factor infertility, endometriosis, and "other.
It is suggested that health care providers can more effectively address the needs of couples with male factor infertility by taking a sexual history as part of an initial infertility assessment, and by encouraging couples to temporarily view sexual functioning and the quest for pregnancy as separate issues.
Male factor infertility occurs when the sperm produced are low in vitality or number.
Although in our culture, a delayed pregnancy is still largely viewed as a "woman's problem," in the last several years a number of studies have focused on male factor infertility and sperm-sabotaging agents such as industrial pollutants and obesity.
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to assess the relationship of sperm parameters as well as chromatin integrity and apoptosis with IUI outcomes in two groups of patients with female or mild male factor infertility.
Male factor infertility contributed to 19% of the cases.