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Male infertility: Evaluation and treatment

Hamad Mohamed, Zenab and Hamad Alfarisi, Hamad Abdulsalam and Abdul Wahab, Azantee Yazmie and Abd Fuaat, A and Che Mohamad, Che Anuar and Ibrahim, Muhammad (2020) Male infertility: Evaluation and treatment. International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM), 19 (3). pp. 92-98. E-ISSN 1823-4631

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Globally, 48.5 million couples are suffering from infertility. One of six couples in United Kingdom is categorized as infertile. In developing countries, infertility affects one of four couples. Male infertility constitutes about 40-50% of the incidence. A minimum of 30 million men worldwide are infertile. Mortality rate is higher in men with impaired semen quality than those who have normal semen quality. The initial evaluation of a male partner of an infertile couple should be done if there is a delay in the pregnancy in the female partner for one year or more from unprotected sexual intercourse. It can be done earlier if there is a predisposing factor for infertility. Identification of the underlying aetiology of infertility is the guide for treatment course which could be medical, surgical or through assisted reproductive technology. The aim of this review is to highligh the main courses of evaluation and treatment of male infertility.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4508/85302
Uncontrolled Keywords: Male infertility; Evaluation; Treatment
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Nutrition Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Obstetric & Gynecology
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Depositing User: salina mohammad
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 16:38
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 16:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85302

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