The Use of HCG-Based Combination Therapy for Recovery of Spermatogenesis after Testosterone Use

Evan P. Wenker, James M. Dupree, Gavin M. Langille, Jason Kovac, Ranjith Ramasamy, Dolores Lamb, Jesse N. Mills, Larry I. Lipshultz

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Abstract

Introduction and Aim: About 3 million men take testosterone in the United States with many reproductive-age men unaware of the negative impact of testosterone supplementation on fertility. Addressing this population, we provide an early report on the use of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)-based combination therapy in the treatment of a series of men with likely testosterone-related azoospermia or severe oligospermia. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed charts from two tertiary care infertility clinics to identify men presenting with azoospermia or severe oligospermia (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1334-1337
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Sexual Medicine
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Azoospermia
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
  • Infertility
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Wenker, E. P., Dupree, J. M., Langille, G. M., Kovac, J., Ramasamy, R., Lamb, D., Mills, J. N., & Lipshultz, L. I. (2015). The Use of HCG-Based Combination Therapy for Recovery of Spermatogenesis after Testosterone Use. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12(6), 1334-1337. https://doi.org/10.1111/jsm.12890