Male infertility testing

GPs are generally the first point of contact for couples having difficulty conceiving. For about 50% of couples, infertility is solely or partly due to problems with the male. An understanding of the causes of male infertility and the tests available directly to the GP or by way of referral to a specialist can help to expedite the assessment of the couple’s infertility and any possible treatments.

The major causes of male infertility relate to either impaired spermatogenesis (more than 60% of cases) or obstructive azoospermia (about 25%).

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