Male Infertility

Male Infertility : A Clinical Guide

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The role of male-derived factors in infertility now receives increasing prominence, as investigations focus more on the couple, rather than solely the female partner. Although there are many books on infertility, few devote themselves wholly to the male partner. Male Infertility redresses this balance by increasing awareness of both the causes and management of infertility in the male. This revised and updated edition contains new chapters covering urological disorders that may occur concomitantly with male infertility, such as testicular cancer, penile disorders and prostate cancer. A practical and clinical guide, Male Infertility enables clinicians to make quick and accurate diagnoses of the cause before pursuing the most appropriate treatment option to maximise the chances of conception. Of particular value to gynaecologists and andrologists, this text will be of great interest to any clinician working in the infertility clinic, as well as primary care practitioners and trainees.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 100 b/w illus.
  • 1139039261
  • 9781139039260

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Review of the first edition: '... covers the subject in a logical and comprehensive way, and it will be highly regarded by clinicians and students ... a welcome addition for the rapidly growing number of gynaecologists advising and treating infertile couples ...' British Medical Journal
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Table of contents

Preface; 1. What do we mean by male infertility?; 2. The anatomy and physiology of the male genital tract; 3. The sources of semen and the basic biochemistry of seminal fluid; 4. Clinical problems relating to the collection of a semen sample; 5. The physical properties of semen and their assessment; 6. Sperm numbers: their estimation and their relevance to infertility; 7. Sperm movement: its evaluation in relation to male infertility and the determination of sperm viability; 8. The assessment of sperm morphology; 9. Some useful sperm function tests; 10. Obstruction of the excurrent duct system of the testes. A common cause of infertility in the male; 11. Primary testicular disease: another common cause of male infertility; 12. Varicocele: a possible cause of male infertility; 13. Vasectomy-related infertility; 14. Testicular biopsy: indications and complications; 15. Testicular cancer and the infertile male; 16. Erectile failure and its management in the infertility clinic; 17. Disorders of ejaculation; 18. Spinal cord injury and the infertility that it causes; 19. Immune infertility; 20. Endocrine infertility; 21. Physical agents, toxins and drugs: their effect upon fertility in the male; 22. The microbiology of semen; 23. Prostate cancer and male infertility; 24. Common disorders of the penis that may impact upon fertility; 25. Sperm donation and the cryopreservation of semen; 26. The surgical collection of sperm from men with azoospermia; Index.
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