Reading the Cards: What the Semen Analysis Really Means

Speaker: 
Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Room: 
Labatt Hall
Credits: 
1.50

Description

The semen analysis has been the cornerstone of the male infertility evaluation for over 50 years. Despite this, unless no sperm are present, it’s ability to predict male fertility is poor at best. Through an evidence-based review of the fundamental concepts and research underlying the semen analysis, it’s limitations, and power, as a tool to manage male infertility will become more apparent.

 

Learning Objectives

1.) Describe how the “normal” values for the WHO semen analysis were generated.

2.) List at least 3 causes of low ejaculate volume

3.) Enumerate the relationship between sperm morphology and natural conception, IUI and IVF outcomes

Paul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM

Paul J. Turek MD, FACS, FRSM is Director of The Turek Clinics (www.TheTurekClinic.com) men’s health clinics in Beverly Hills and San Francisco. As a former Endowed Chair Professor at UCSF, he is a highly decorated teacher, mentor and internationally recognized authority on issues of men’s sexual and reproductive health.

Dr. Turek attended Yale College, followed by Stanford Medical School. After a urology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Turek was fellowship trained at Baylor College of Medicine. His over 200 publications have advanced our knowledge of stem cells, fertility genetics, Sperm Mapping and the epidemiology of men’s reproductive health. He is Past-President of the American Society of Andrology and the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Société Internationale d'Urologie and the Royal Society of Medicine (U.K). He has consistently been voted a “Top Doctor” by seven national accrediting agencies.

Dr. Turek has received an NIH grant to develop an artificial testicle. He is a consultant to Healthcare 2.0 organizations, is a board member of several non-profits, and regularly advises the NIH, the CDC and The White House. Dr Turek maintains an award-winning blog on men’s health issues (www.TurekonMensHealth.com) and is syndicated contributor to WedMD.

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Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada

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