Clinical update on home testing for male fertility

Daniel Gonzalez, Manish Narasimman, Jordan C. Best, Jesse Ory, Ranjith Ramasamy

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Abstract

Male factor infertility accounts for about 50% of the incidence of infertility in couples. In current practice, the men must attend a clinic or hospital facility to provide a semen analysis, which is key to the diagnosis of the male reproductive potential. However, many men are often embarrassed with the process and conventional semen analysis requires complex, labor intensive inspection with a microscope. To mitigate these problems, one of the solutions can be at-home semen analysis. In this review we examine the literature of currently available at home semen analysis test kits, describe their limitations, and compare them to the conventional lab-based methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWorld Journal of Men?s Health
Volume38
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 11 2020

Keywords

  • Infertility
  • Male
  • Reproductive technology
  • Semen analysis
  • Sperm count

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Policy
  • Aging
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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