Seminogram in Male Partners of Infertile Couples


Vijay Kumar Bodal
Ruku Malik
Sarbhjit Kaur
Manjit Singh Bal
Paramjit Kaur
Ranjeev Bhagat
K. D. Singh
Ankita Goel


Background: Infertility is defined as failure to conceive within one or more years of regular unprotected coitus. The infertility state is dependent on the female factor as well as masculine factor; an altered masculine factor is designated when any cause or causes of infertility reside in the male. The masculine factor as a cause of infertility is present in 40-50 % of cases hence the importance of an integral evaluation of the male alterations and its fertility.Objectives: The present study aims to assess the seminal patterns of male partners of 100 infertile couples for various parameters and their possible contribution to infertility.Material and Methods: The present study was conducted on male partners of 100 infertile couples who were referred by Gynecology and Obstetric department to Pathology Department, Government Medical College, Patiala for semen examination. The semen was collected by masturbation in all cases in a clean dry detergent free container. After liquefaction and mixing, basic analysis was done which includes volume, viscosity, pH, spermatozoal concentration, motility and morphology. Data was evaluated by means of chi-square test.Results: Of 100 seminogram, 43% showed alterations in the seminal indexes; with asthenospermia in 39.5%, Oligoasthenospermia in 30.2%, Oligospermia in 16.2%, and Azoospermia in 13.9%.Conclusion: Male factors were mostly responsible as a cause of infertility. Asthenospermia was the most common type of semen defect present in these infertile males. Most of the males with semen defect were of age group >30yrs. Incidence of semen defect among males increased with duration of infertility.


How to Cite
Bodal, V. K., Malik, R., Kaur, S., Bal, M. S., Kaur, P., Bhagat, R., Singh, K. D., & Goel, A. (2014). Seminogram in Male Partners of Infertile Couples. International Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences, 3(1), 276–284.


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