Practical Approaches to the Diagnosis and Management of Male Infertility
Paul J. Turek, M.D.
Departments of Urology and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Male infertility affects 10% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide and is treatable in many cases. In addition to well-established etiologies, genetic causes of male infertility are now more commonly diagnosed, as our knowledge of genomic medicine advances. Using principles of evidence-based medicine, this chapter outlines diagnostic and treatment algorithms that guide clinical management.
…Male infertility affects 10% of reproductive aged couples worldwide and is treatable in many cases. ”
– Dr. Paul Turek
In order of importance, randomized controlled clinical trials, basic scientific studies, meta-analyses, case-controlled cohort studies,
best-practice policy recommendations, and reviews from peer-reviewed literature were incorporated into algorithms that provide organized and timely guidelines to the current management of male infertility.
The strength of evidence for treatment recommendations is also classified when appropriate.