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Measure: Male Fertility Status   #101600


This measure describes how to properly collect, analyze, and interpret the characteristics of a semen sample for the assessment of male fertility status.


Sperm and semen characteristics, such as sperm count, motility and morphology, as well as semen volume and semen fructose, can influence a man’s fertility status. By measuring these parameters, researchers and clinicians may be able to identify a potential cause of the couple’s infertility related to the male partner. Additionally, abnormalities in sperm and semen may be related to environmental exposures, illicit drugs, or medications.



Reproductive health, semen, sperm, motility, morphology, fertility, World Health Organization, WHO

Measure Release Date: April 11, 2017

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