International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019 | Rating: 7.1 / 10


Prevalence, Clinical Patterns and Epidemiology of Male Factors in Infertility among Patients Coming to a Tertiary Care Hospital

Radhika Gupta [3] | B. R. Bhagat [2] | Simrat Kaur [5] | Shashi Gupta [2]


Abstract: Infertility affects 8-12 % of couples worldwide. Of all infertility cases, approximately 20-25 % is due to male factor infertility. Methods: A randomized prospective observational study was conducted in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, S. M. G. S. Hospital, Jammu from October 2017 to September 2018 after getting approval from ethical committee.240 patients coming to OPD or admitted in Gynaecology wards for infertility work up were included in this study. Informed consent, thorough history of male partner and semen samples were taken. Results: Out of 240 patients enrolled for infertility 180 patients (75 %) had normal semen analysis. Only 60 patients (25 %) had one or more abnormal parameter of semen analysis. More than one parameter was abnormal in 14 (5.83 %) patients. Out of 60 patients with abnormal semen parameters, 26.67 % (16) patients were smokers, 18.33 % (11) patients were alcoholic, 8.33 % (5) were tobacco consumers and 55 % (33) patients were non addicted. Conclusion: Male infertility is an important cause of infertility with a strong impact on the psychology and physiology of couple. The contribution of male factor in infertility is high and many of the cases still remain idiopathic.


Keywords: Male infertility, semen analysis, infertility


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,


Pages: 1336 - 1339



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