Male Infertility

  • R. B. Brown


Males are responsible for at least 40% of all infertile marriages. An infertile male who presents with a varicocele, a potentially correctable mechanical obstruction, or non-obstructive moderately impaired spermatogenesis has a good chance of improving his fertility with modern surgical or medical treatment. Most other infertile men, who have more severely impaired spermatogenesis or uncorrectable mechanical obstructions, are not usually sufficiently improved by any form of treatment.


Male Infertility Urethral Stricture Testicular Biopsy Germinal Epithelium Efferent Ductule 
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  1. Rodriguez-Rigou, L.J; Smith, K.D. and Steinberger, E.: Relationship of varicocele to sperm output and fertility of male partners in infertile couples. Journal of Urology 120: 691 (1978).Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Amelar, R.D.: Infertility in Men ( Davis, Philadelphia 1966 ).Google Scholar
  2. Jenkins, I.L. and Blacklock, N.J.: Experience with vasovasostomy: operative technique. British Journal of Urology 51: 43 (1979).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Mancini, R.E. and Martini, L.: Male Fertility and Sterility ( Academic Press, New York 1974 ).Google Scholar
  4. Silber, S.J.; Galle, J. and Friend, D.: Microscopic vasovasostomy and spermatogenesis. Journal of Urology 117: 299 (1977).Google Scholar

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© ADIS Press 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Brown
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Urology UnitAlfred HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Royal Australian NavyAustralia

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