Assessment of the Male Factor in the Non-achievement of Pregnancy among Married Couples in a Nigeria Community.

Assessment of the Male Factor in the Non-achievement of Pregnancy among Married Couples in a Nigeria Community.

Author by Dr. Kolawole Ajiboye

Journal/Publisher: Knowledge Review

Volume/Edition: 19

Language: English

Pages: 24 - 32

Abstract

This decriptive study was carried out to evaluate the involvement of males in cases of infertility among couples. Semen ssamples from 260 men were collected and analysed.  Thirty eight percent had normal sperm count (>40x10*6 sperm cells/ml). 40% were oligospermic and 3.8% were azoospermic. Only 3% of samples had significantly high white blood cell count/hpf.  79.7% of patients having more than 40x10*6 sperm count/ml had progressively motile sperm cells.  83.3% of the 48 patients having between 20-40x10*6 sperm cells/ml had their sperm cells progressively motile.  Morphologically, 57.7% of the subjects had normal sperm cells while 42.3% were abnormal.  The semen samples yielded growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella spp, among others. The bacteria isolates were sensitive to antibiotics including gentamycin, erythromycin, augmentin, tetracycline, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin. 

The results showed that males contributed substancially to infertility among the couples and must equally be investigated alongside their female counterparts. 


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