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Male fertility- the issues and the evidence

Plenty of attention has been given female infertility over the years, leading to a variety of interventions for women with reproductive difficulties. However historically there has been much less recognition that male fertility may be equally as important to reproductive success, and subsequently comparatively little research in the field.

That stance appears to be shifting and more research into male reproductive issues is starting to emerge. However scientists and clinicians are still concerned that the research community is not taking the problem of male fertility seriously enough, and that the field is limited by a relative lack of funding.



Prof Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology, University of Sheffield

Prof Richard Sharpe, Honorary Professor, MRC, Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh

Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Honorary Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, University of Dundee

Prof Christopher Barratt, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of Dundee

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