Assessment of Male Infertility

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Ahu Aksoy
Duygu Vefikuluçay Yilmaz

Abstract

As a result of modern life, postponement of gestational age, obesity, electromagnetic waves, hormone and genetically modified foods, stress, smoking and alcohol use and sexually transmitted diseases directly cause negative effects on human health. The reproductive system, which is sensitive to environmental changes, is the most affected. In recent years, the usage of assisted reproductive techniques led to an increase in the number of men as well women who consults health institutions for assistance in conception. Because factors pertaining to males comprise half of all fertility problems. In this context, all these factors should be considered when assessing infertile men. Nowadays, many new methods such as endocrine tests, sperm analysis, radiological evaluation, testis biopsy, immunological tests and sperm function tests have been developed to diagnose and assess male infertility. Thanks to these methods, fertility success rates have increased.  Therefore, when assessing infertile males, nurses should determine the condition causing fertility, provide accurate information about the prognosis, provide counseling during the research, provide support and training, and offer treatment options according to the evaluation results.


Keywords: Infertility assessment, male infertility, fertility, nursing.

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Aksoy, A., & Yilmaz, D. (2019). Assessment of Male Infertility. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Health Sciences, 3(1), 9-21. https://doi.org/10.18844/ijeths.v3i1.4093
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