Is semen analysis necessary prior to the commencement of testosterone supplementation therapy in men of reproductive age?

Michael Pan, Ranjith Ramasamy, Jason R. Kovac

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Abstract

A semen analysis (SA) should be performed on all men of reproductive age prior to the commencement of testosterone supplementation therapy (TST). A baseline SA has numerous benefits including the ability to unmask occult azoospermia, act as a baseline measure of reproductive function, and provide a recovery target for management of TST-induced testicular dysfunction. Physicians treating men of reproductive age with TST should incorporate SA as part of their initial treatment protocol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-447
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Canadian Urological Association
Volume8
Issue number11-12 DECEMBER
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

Keywords

  • Fertility preservation
  • Hypogonadism
  • Semen analysis
  • Testosterone supplementation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Urology

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