Home testing for male factor infertility: a review of current options
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Yoshitomo Kobori, M.D., Ph.D.
Male factor infertility contributes to about 50% of the incidence of infertility in couples. Semen analysis is key to the diagnosis of the reproductive potential of a male subject. In current practice, men must attend a clinic or other hospital facility to have their semen analyzed. However, many men are not comfortable with this process, which they often find embarrassing and expensive. To solve these problems, many devices for home analysis of semen samples have been developed and commercialized. This review examines the literature pertaining to the currently available home semen test devices and describes their limitations and future directions.