The infertile couple. Part II. Examination and evaluation of semen

Van Zyl J.A. (1980)


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Most laboratories in South Africa have their own methods for examining and evaluating semen. This situation contributes towards conditions unfair to patients and undesirable for physicians dealing with infertility. The technique of obtaining semen specimens for examination is described. All tests that should be done as a routine and according to international standards, as carried out at Tygerberg Hospital, are described, with special reference to pitfalls in the examination and evaluation of semen. An urgent plea to maintain international methods, standards and terminology and for adequate specific training of technologists in the field of andrology is made.

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