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Chapter 3 - Standard Semen Analysis: Home Sperm Testing

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 April 2021

Ashok Agarwal
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Ralf Henkel
University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ahmad Majzoub
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
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The definition of infertility is often described as the inability of a couple to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. Male factor infertility is present in approximately 50 percent of the cases and is the primary cause of the infertility in 30 percent of the cases [1]. Male factor infertility can be due to a variety of causes such as trauma, disease, anatomical or genetic abnormalities and many more. However, idiopathic male infertility comprises 30–40 percent of all cases [1].

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Print publication year: 2021

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