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Semen Quality in Men Investigated for Infertility In Jos, Nigeria


Akande,  T.

Department of Chemical Pathology,

Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos


 Isah,  H.  S.

Department of Chemical Pathology,

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,


Sekoni,  V. O.

Department of Animal Production National Animal Production Research Institute,

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,


Pam,  I. C.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,

Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos.


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Disturbed spermatogenesis is the leading cause of men sub fertility and assessment of the quality of spermatogenesis has been the corner stone in the evaluation and the treatment of male sub fertility. The objective of this study was to determine the semen quality of men investigated for infertility. Between March 2003 and April 2005, semen samples were obtained from 540 male partners of infertile marriages and assessed for concentration, motility and morphology using standard World Health Organization method. The study recorded 307(56.9%) of the subjects with normal semen parameters and 233(43.1%) subjects with abnormalities in their semen. subjects with oligozoospermia 76(14.07%) azoospermia 63(11.67%) Asthenozoospermia 80(14.81%) abnormal seminal volume 10(2.22%) and teratozoospermia 4(0.93%). The fmdings confirmed that male factor is at least partially responsible for the failure to conceive. We suggest that initial examination of semen quality be considered whenever the patient presents with the chief complaint of infertility.


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