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Sperm Function Testing: Historical Perspectives and Future Horizons

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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In this impressive volume, the editors have pulled together an international cast of distinguished authors, who present a detailed account of sperm function testing in terms of rationale, methodologies and clinical significance. In this introduction, my intention is to give a historical perspective on the evolution of these techniques and a view of where this field will head in the future. For what it is worth, I should also mention that these reflections are presented from the standpoint of someone who has spent the best part of half-a-century considering how we can reliably and effectively monitor the functional quality of human spermatozoa.

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Print publication year: 2021

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