Editorial - Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology (2021) Volume 5, Issue 3
Editorial Note on Infertility caused by the male-factor.
Couple infertility is a major public health issue that poses a
science, medical, and financial challenge. The psychological
effect of the whole process, however, should not be overlooked.
According to studies, 15% of couples have difficulty reproducing,
with 2/3 of the cases involving an exclusive or related male
cause, and the prevalence of male sterility is estimated to be
10%. Occlusion of the genital tract, erection or ejaculation
issues, endocrine problems (hypogonadotropic hypogonadism),
abnormalities in spermatogenesis, and impaired function of
mature spermatozoa are all possible causes of male infertility.
The prognosis has been thrown off by recent developments
in assisted reproductive technology, such as intracytoplasmic
sperm injection (ICSI). Men who were once thought to be
forever sterile can now have children, increasing the possibility
of genetic defects causing their infertility being passed on to
future generations. Author(s): Fleur Delacour