Published: 2021-09-27

Poor ovarian reserve and male infertility in a rural in vitro fertilization setup: a case report

Neha V. Harne, Vaibhav K. Nadkarni, Purnima Nadkarni, Jigna Garasia


Female fertility begins to decline many years prior to the onset of menopause despite continued regular ovulatory cycles. Although there is no strict definition of advanced reproductive age in women, infertility becomes more pronounced after the age of 35. In the female, the number of oocytes decreases with age until the menopause. Oocyte quality also diminishes, due in part to increased aneuploidy because of factors such as changes in spindle integrity. Although older male age affects the likelihood of conception, abnormalities in sperm chromosomes and in some components of the semen analysis are less important than the frequency of intercourse. Age is as accurate as any other predictor of conception with assisted reproductive technology.


Poor ovarian reserve, Male infertility, ICSI, Diabetes in male

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