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WHO Manual for the Standardized Investigation and Diagnosis of the Infertile Male
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  • 9 b/w illus. 6 tables
  • Page extent: 102 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.2 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 616.6/92
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: RC889 .W473 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Infertility, Male--Diagnosis--Standards--Handbooks, manuals, etc
    • Infertility, Male--Treatment--Standards--Handbooks, manuals, etc

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521774741 | ISBN-10: 0521774748)

DOI: 10.2277/0521774748

  • Published March 2000

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The treatment of male infertility has been revolutionised by advances in assisted reproductive technology. This concise and structured account, prepared by an authoritative international panel of experts, provides a consensus on the most effective and logical approach to the investigation and management of male infertility. It focuses attention on three key areas: history taking; clinical assessment of male fertility; and objective criteria for diagnostic categories. This approach complements the areas covered in the companion volume WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination of Human Semen and Sperm-Cervical Mucus Interaction (CUP, fourth edition, 1999) and significantly expands upon the section on male infertility in the previous volume on the infertile couple, WHO Manual for the Standardized Investigation and Diagnosis of the Infertile Couple (Cambridge, 1993). This new, practical consensus will be an indispensable guide to good clinical management of all forms of male infertility.

• A concise and easy-to-use guide to good clinical management and investigation • Based on a consensus of an international panel of experts • Comprehensively updated to reflect the very latest advances in ART, which are revolutionising the treatment of male infertility


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. History taking; 2.1. The definition of infertility; 2.2. Previous investigations and/or treatment for infertility; 2.3. History of diseases with possible adverse effect on fertility; 2.4. Pathology possibly causing testicular damage; 2.5. Other factors with possible adverse effect on fertility; 3. Clinical assessment of male fertility; 3.1. Physical examination; 3.2. Laboratory investigations; 3.3. Additional technical investigations; 4. Objective criteria for diagnostic categories in the standardized management of male infertility; 4.1. Semen classification; 4.2. Diagnostic categories and management; 4.3. General comments; Appendices; Index.


'The manual is a must for clinical andrologists of the future, be they a subspecialty trainee, a specialist registrar (in gynaecology, urology or endocrinology) or a specialist infertility nurse practitioner.' Human Fertility

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