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Interpretation of the Semen Analysis and Initial Male Factor Management

STAHL, PETER J. MD*; STEMBER, DORON S. MD; SCHLEGEL, PETER N. MD*

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: December 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 4 - p 656–665
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182353c39
Infertility

A practical approach to semen analysis (SA) interpretation and the initial management of subfertile men is presented. Each parameter of the SA is described and management recommendations based upon SA findings are provided. The indications for and interpretation of adjunctive diagnostic testing for male factor subfertility are also discussed.

*Weill Cornell Medical College

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

P.S. is supported by grants from the Research Scholar program of the American Urological Association Foundation and the Frederick J. and Theresa Dow Wallace Fund of the New York Community Trust.

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Peter N. Schlegel, MD, Starr 900, Department of Urology, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, 525 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065 E-mail: pnschleg@med.cornell.edu

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.