Prevalence of abnormal semen analysis in patients of infertility at a rural setup in Central India

Shubhada Jajoo, Kanika R. Kalyani


Background: Semen analysis is an indispensable diagnostic tool in the evaluation of the male partners of infertile couples.

Methods: Semen samples were analysed by manual method. Analyses were for volume, viscosity, sperm concentration, motility, and morphology, according to WHO guidelines on semen analysis

Results: This study, done at a rural setup, at Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital has demonstrated that abnormal semen quality is a major factor in our rural setup with 52% of male partners of infertile couples having abnormal semen parameters.

Conclusion: Male contribution towards infertility is yet to be studied and requires more elaborate research.


Male infertility, semen analysis

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