High Contribution of Male Partners to Infertility Issues

  • Jawairiah Liaqat Assistant professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Islam Medical College, Sialkot.
  • Juwayria Omar Associate Professor Community Medicine, Fazaia Medical College Islamabad
  • Naila Ashfaq Assistant professor CMH kharian medical college kharian
  • Imran Sohail Sheikh Primary Care Public health facilitator, Leeds GP Confederation, UK
  • Iffat Naiyar Associate Professor Community Medicine, CMH Kharian Medical College
  • Sana Iftikhar Associate Professor Community Medicine. Faisalabad Medical University Faisalabad.


Objective:  The objective of the study was to investigate the male factors, their clinical pattern and association with infertility issues.

Materials and Method: This is a descriptive unblended, retrospective study of 1393 infertility cases presented to our gynecology infertility clinic from 2017-2020. We assessed semen analysis of all patients presenting to our clinic for pattern of infertility and incidence.

Results:The age of the male patients ranged from 19 years to 64 years with a mean of 33.62±6.08 years. The mean values of volume of the semen was 3.01±0.83, total sperm count was 48.11±30.89 millions/ml and mean sperm motility in semen sample (%age) was noted to be 47.47±18.82. Total sperm motility less than 40 percent (asthenozoopsermic) was observed in 37.3% patients, and Asthenozoospermia was the leading cause of infertility, attributing to 37.3% of the patient’s. Quite a large number 15.4% of the patients had oligospermia followed by 3.1% patients who had Azoospermia.

Conclusion: According to the results male infertility was high among couples reporting infertility in our area. Our study shows clear attribution to a greater number of male factor to the infertility issues having asthenozoospermia as the commonest finding observed.

Keywords.      Male Infertility, Male factor, Semen Analysis

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