[AFU and SALF recommendations for the evaluation of male infertility].

Progrès en urologie : journal de l'Association française d'urologie et de la Société française d'urologie
Eric HuygheHervé Lejeune


The aim of these Association Française d'Urologie (AFU) and Société d'Andrologie de Langue Française (SALF) common recommendations are to provide practice guidelines for the French Urological and Andrological community regarding the evaluation of infertile men. Literature search in PubMed using the keywords "male infertility", "diagnosis", "management" and "evaluation" limited to clinical articles in English and French prior to 1/01/2020. To inform the level of evidence, the HAS grading system (2013) was applied. Concerning the evaluation of infertile men, the AFU and the SALF recommend : (1) a systematic interview exploring the family history, the fertility history of the man outside the couple, the patient's personal history that may have an impact on his fertility, lifestyle habits, treatments, symptoms and possible sexual difficulties of the couple; (2) a general physical examination to assess signs of hypogonadism and secondary sexual characters; (3) a scrotal physical examination performed by an urologist or andrologist to assess (i) the testes for volume and consistency, (ii) vas deferens and epididymes for total or partial absence or nodules, and (iii) presence of varicoceles; (4) Performing two semen analyses, accordin...Continue Reading


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