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This article provides a summary of the biopsychosocial model and the assessment and treatment of psychologically based male sexual dysfunction as manifested in cases of infertility.

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Authors

Robert E. Brannigan, M.D., Jared L. Moss, M.D., James Wren, M.B.B.Ch.

Volume 104, Issue 5, Pages 1089-1095

Abstract

One of the most challenging tasks a male reproductive medicine and surgery specialist faces arises after sperm extraction procedures for men with nonobstructive azoospermia. Although sperm retrieval success rates are high, for some patients these cases result in no sperm being found. Although we always do our best to establish appropriate expectations for the patient and his partner during preoperative counseling, the news of an unsuccessful sperm extraction can still be devastating. The long walk from the operating room to the family waiting area provides clinicians with the opportunity to consider the couple, how the news will affect them, and how they can best be supported as they move forward in their quest to become parents.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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