Project Description

Author: Khatun et al.


The contribution of male factors to infertility is still to be evaluated in Bangladesh. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the semen parameters of male partners among couples presenting with primary infertility.

This study was a facility-based cross-sectional study conducted in the Department of Pathology, Barind Medical College, Rajshahi, over a period of six months from January 2022 to J 2022. A total of 243 male participants with a complaint of primary infertility who were advised to undergo semen analysis were included in this study according to selection criteria following informed written consent. Data collection was conducted through a semistructured case record form. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS V-21. Ethical issues were resolved according to the Declaration of Helsinki.

Result: The mean age of the studied participants was 32 years. Overall, 37.4% of the patients had abnormal semen quality according to the World Health Organization 2010 reference range. The mean semen volume, total sperm concentration, sperm motility and normal morphology were 3.63±1.46 (SD) ml, 59.03±30.81 (SD) million, 49.74±22.44 (SD) %, and 56.88±32.01 (%), respectively. Abnormal levels of sperm motility were observed in 24.3% of participants, followed by abnormal morphology (12.3%), abnormal sperm concentration (11.5%) and abnormal semen volume (2.1%). Oligoasthenoteratozospermia (25.3%) and azoospermia (23.1%) were most common among patients with semen abnormalities.

Status: Ongoing

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