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Male infertility; a clinical guide, 2d ed.


Male infertility; a clinical guide, 2d ed.

Ed. by Anne M. Jequier.

Cambridge U. Press

264 pages



Noting that gynecologists are usually the primary clinicians for fertility problems, Jequier, a clinical andrologist in Australia, provides them, andrologists, primary care practitioners, and trainees with a guide to the causes and management of male infertility, with a focus on the underlying pathologies and their treatment. She defines male infertility, then addresses the anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive tract; sources of semen and biochemistry of seminal fluid; clinical problems in the collection of a semen sample; its physical properties and microbiology; sperm numbers, movement, morphology, and function tests, and donation and cryopreservation; obstruction of the excurrent duct system of the testes; primary testicular disease; varicocele; vasectomy-related infertility; erectile failure and its management; disorders of ejaculation; spinal cord injury; immune and endocrine infertility; the impact of physical agents, toxins, and drugs; and the surgical collection of sperm from men with azoospermia. This edition has been revised and updated to add new chapters on urological disorders that may occur with male infertility, such as testicular cancer, penile disorders, and prostate cancer. The volume lacks a bibliography. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Jun 1, 2012
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