Examination and processing of human semen

World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241547789

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This definitive and essential source of reference has been up-dated and revised in light of new evidence, and explanations and supporting evidence for some concepts have been expanded. The book sets out the fundamental laboratory techniques that should be employed in the diagnosis of male infertility.

This new edition comprises three parts: semen analysis, sperm preparation and quality assurance. The text includes descriptions of how to construct a conventional semen profile and provides standardized protocols for performing several optional diagnostic procedures. Such techniques are essential in the evaluation of infertile couples and in assessing fertility in men whose sperm production is suppressed by potential anti-fertility compounds or by toxic agents: they are also of interest in forensic medicine and in connection with artificial insemination.

Previous editions of this volume have been recognized as providing global standards in the area of fertility investigation and treatment, and have been used extensively by research and clinical laboratories throughout the world.