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Chapter 1 - Standard Semen Examination: Manual Semen Analysis

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 aim of this chapter is not to provide all practical details necessary for proper semen examination. There already exist other sources for that type of information [1, 2]. The purpose of this chapter is therefore to focus on biological and physiological aspects that are relevant to the examination of human ejaculates. It is aimed to give the clinician a proper background to set requirements for a qualitative laboratory service needed to diagnose and treat men with disorders in the male reproductive organs contributing to couple infertility.

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Print publication year: 2021

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