Modern Management of Male Infertility

  • Gordon W. H. Baker
Part of the Mineralogical Society Series book series (ENDO, volume 5)


About 15% of couples do not achieve a pregnancy within 12 months of trying to have a child. The man may have a disorder that accounts for, or contributes to the low fertility in up to 50% of these couples (Baker 1995a). Investigation or infertility should, from the outset involve both the man and the woman. Some treatable or reversible conditions cause male infertility but most often nothing can be done to the man to increase the chance of natural conception. Assisted reproductive technology, particularly intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with in vitro fertilization (IVF) or donor insemination is particularly helpful for these otherwise untreatable types of male infertility.


Sperm Motility Male Infertility Semen Quality Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Sperm Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon W. H. Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Women’s HospitalUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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