Responsible for kicking off a long chain of events that spurs sperm production, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is the best hormonal indicator of the testicle’s ability to produce sperm and a primary hormone to be measured in the evaluation of male fertility.
Sometimes you can just blame your parents. Underlying genetic conditions account for roughly 30% of the causes of azoospermia. In our ongoing series on Azoospermia with Dr. Werthman, we talked through some of the major genetic conditions that [...]
Diagnosing Y Chromosome Microdeletions: One man's experience In preparation for this piece, I reviewed my fertility medical records for the first time in eight months. Seeing them brought back some bad memories but unlike the [...]
J. Poongothai, T.S. Gopenath, S. Manonayaki. "Genetics of human male infertility." Singapore Med J (2009) 50(4): 336. Abstract: Infertility is defined as a failure to conceive in a couple trying to reproduce for a period of two [...]
Peterlin B, Kunej T, Hristovski D. Diagnostic test for Y chromosome microdeletion screening in male infertility. Genet Test. 2004 Spring;8(1):45-9. Abstract Despite the current lack of understanding the mechanism of deleterious effects of Y chromosome microdeletions and [...]
Y chromosome microdeletion screening in infertile men in France: a survey of French practice based on 88 IVF centres.
Aknin-Seifer IE, Lejeune H, Touraine RL, Levy R; Societe d'Andrologie de Langue Francaise. Y chromosome microdeletion screening in infertile men in France: a survey of French practice based on 88 IVF centres. Hum Reprod. 2004 Apr;19(4):788-93. Epub [...]