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Frequency, morbidity and equity - the case for increased research on male fertility

Kimmins, Sarah; Anderson, Richard A.; Barratt, Christopher L. R.; Behre, Hermann M.; Catford, Sarah R.; De Jonge, Christopher J.; Delbès, Géraldine ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9169-1075; Eisenberg, Michael L.; Garrido, Nicolas; Houston, Brendan J.; Jorgensen, Niels; Krausz, Csilla; Lismer, Ariane; McLachlan, Robert I.; Minhas, Suks; Moss, Tim; Pacey, Allan; Priskorn, Larke; Schlatt, Stefan; Trasler, Jacquetta; Trasande, Leonardo; Tuttelmann, Frank; Vazquez-Levin, Monica Hebe; Veltman, Joris A.; Zhang, Feng et O'Bryan, Moira K. (2023). Frequency, morbidity and equity - the case for increased research on male fertility Nature Reviews Urology , vol. ahead . DOI: 10.1038/s41585-023-00820-4. (Sous Presse)

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Currently, most men with infertility cannot be given an aetiology, which reflects a lack of knowledge around gamete production and how it is affected by genetics and the environment. A failure to recognize the burden of male infertility and its potential as a biomarker for systemic illness exists. The absence of such knowledge results in patients generally being treated as a uniform group, for whom the strategy is to bypass the causality using medically assisted reproduction (MAR)techniques. In doing so, opportunities to prevent co-morbidity are missed and the burden of MAR is shifted to the woman. To advance understanding of men's reproductive health, longitudinal and multi-national centres for data and sample collection are essential. Such programmes must enable an integrated view of the consequences of genetics, epigenetics and environmental factors on fertility and offspring health. Definition and possible amelioration of the consequences of MAR for conceived children are needed. Inherent in this statement is the necessity to promote fertility restoration and/or use the least invasive MAR strategy available. To achieve this aim, protocols must be rigorously tested and the move towards personalized medicine encouraged. Equally, education of the public, governments and clinicians on the frequency and consequences of infertility is needed. Health options, including male contraceptives, must be expanded, and the opportunities encompassed in such investment understood. The pressing questions related to male reproductive health, spanning the spectrum of andrology are identified in the Expert Recommendation.

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Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 04 janv. 2024 14:40
Dernière modification: 04 janv. 2024 14:40
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/13905

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