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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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Patients suffered from a moderate, borderline, to somewhat sever male factor (MF) comprised 16.42% of all IUI treated patients of our study, and had a reasonable success rate of 10.71% those who suffered from other infertility causes beside the MF (7.23%) had a comparable PR of 8.0%.
Powis presented a study at the meeting that compared men with severe male factor infertility who accepted genetic counseling with men who had similar sperm counts but declined counseling.
But mild male factor infertility is not a big deal now.
Twice as many women in the group with unexplained infertility had TSH levels in the upper half of the normal range--above 2.5 mIU/ mL--than in the male factor infertility group, "again, suggesting this association with TSH and unexplained infertility" Dr.
Comparison of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes in male factor infertility patients with and without spinal cord injuries.
A relative risk is then assigned to each abnormal location for either male factor infertility or poor embryo development.
Glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms (GSTM1, GSTT1, GSTP1) and male factor infertility risk: A pooled analysis of studies.
There are different treatment options for male factor infertility and these may range from lifestyle modification, use of various combinations of medications, and hormones, for example, clomiphene citrate and human chorionic gonadotrophin, to surgical procedures like varicocele ligation and orchidopexy [6].
Females with diagnosed mental health issues and those from couples having male factor infertility were not included.
Therefore, our study was designed to determine the impact of coasting in women at risk of developing OHSS with male factor infertility (normal women) and women with PCOS.
IUCD, although being an effective spacing method that does not rely on the male factor or compliance, does not seem to be the very popular.