Overview of the male reproductive system. The function of the male reproductive system is to produce, store and transport the sperm outside the body. The organs that produce sperm are the testes. Sperm production begins with immature sperm cells that grow and develop within the seminiferous tubules.
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Patients are often worried about whether the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI performed with in vitro fertilization IVF cycles increases the risk of genetic abnormalities. A recent study reported in the October issue of the journal Fertility and Sterility Coates et al is perhaps the most reassuring to date that the process of ICSI itself does not increase the risk of genetic abnormalities. The study involved genetic analysis of 3, embryos from six groups of patients undergoing IVF, three groups of patients using their own eggs average female age was 35 , and three groups from patients using donor eggs average age of egg donor was There was an average of 2 percent abnormal embryos in the group with normal sperm count and 6 percent abnormal embryos in the low sperm count group. What does this mean?
In some individuals, spermatozoa may not be present in the ejaculate. This condition is called Azoospermia. This can be either due to problems in sperm production itself or due to obstruction to the flow of semen during ejaculation. Reproductive tract obstruction can be acquired - as a result of infection, trauma, iatrogenic injury which can occur during bladder neck, pelvic, abdominal or inguino-scrotal surgery.
Call or. Request an Appointment. Doctors will usually recommend microTESE in these cases:. The microTESE success rate is quite favorable for men. In fact, doctors are able to find sperm approximately 60 percent of the time during microTESE procedures.