Male Fertility and Infertility

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-19
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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This contemporary account of male fertility provides a much-needed bridge between those seeking to understand the subject from an evolutionary and biological perspective, and those with clinical responsibility for the investigation and treatment of male infertility. Accordingly, the first half of the book deals with evolutionary aspects of male reproduction and sperm competition, sperm production and delivery in man and other animals, spermatogenesis and epididymal function, sperm transport in the female tract, and the apparent decline in human sperm count. The second part of the book puts greater emphasis on clinical problems and opens with a discussion of ICSI, including its value and limitations. This is followed by a review of modern developments in the genetics of male infertility and proceeds to a further chapter on the role of surgical procedures in the treatment of male infertility. The contributors provide a critical review of semen analysis and a full description of the molecular techniques now being used in preimplantation diagnosis and in the study of mitochondrial inheritance. This volume, written by an international team of authors, illustrates the breadth of vision needed to tackle the problem of male infertility.

Table of Contents

Biological Perspectives
The evolution of the sexual arena
The role of sperm competition in reproduction
Sperm production and delivery in mammals, including man
The local control of spermatogenesis Kate
Some misconceptions of the human epididymis
Transport of spermatozoa to the egg and fertilisation success
Changes in human male reproductive health
Implications of the New Technologies
ICSI: the revolution and the portents
The genetic basis of male fertility
The treatment of azoospermia with surgery and ICSI
The challenge of asthenozoospermia
Molecular techniques for the diagnosis of inherited disorders and male reproductive malfunction Ian Findlay
Gazing into the crystal ball: future diagnosis and management in andrology
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