Male factor infertility is receiving greater emphasis in IVF programs.
Male and Sperm Factors that Maximize IVF Success reviews the scientific evidence for various medical, environmental and lifestyle factors that can affect male fertility, such as chromosome abnormalities, age, anti-sperm antibodies and endocrine disruptors. Part of a four-book series on improving IVF success, this volume subsequently explores a range of treatments and strategies to improve sperm quality, including FSH treatment and antioxidants. It also discusses methods to prevent male infertility from childhood through to adulthood. Concise, practical and evidence-based – and with insights from global experts in the field – this text will enable gynecologists, urologists and andrologists to make evidence-based decisions that can influence the success rate of fertilization in subsequent IVF cycles.
About the Author
R. John Aitken is Laureate Professor of Biological Sciences and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. His research program focuses on the cell biology of spermatozoa and the origin of mutations in the germ line. He has published over 600 research articles, given more than 430 invited lectures and filed 12 patents.
David Mortimer is founder and Director of Oozoa Biomedical Inc, a Vancouver-based international consulting company that provides advice on IVF laboratory set-up and good practice worldwide. He has been a full-time consultant since 1999, and is an internationally recognized speaker and author in andrology and assisted reproductive technologies.
Gabor T. Kovacs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. He is also Director of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Institute, Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne. He has forty years of experience in the treatment of subfertility including IVF, donor insemination, ovulation induction and reproductive surgery. He has edited fourteen books for Cambridge University Press.