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Saremi A, Zamanian M, Pooladi A. Male Infertility Effective Factors and Failure Type Determination in Iranian Infertile Men. SJRM. 2017; 2 (4) :3-8
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1- Sarem Fertility & Infertility Research Center (SAFIR)” and “Sarem Cell Research Center (SCRC)”, Sarem Women’s Hospital, Tehran, Iran , saremiat@yahoo.com
2- Sarem Women’s Hospital, Tehran, Iran
3- Sarem Fertility & Infertility Research Center (SAFIR)” and “Sarem Cell Research Center (SCRC)”, Sarem Women’s Hospital, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: The evaluation of effective factors on male infertility is essential to diagnose and to treat the causes of infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting infertility and to determine the type of sperm disorders in Iranian infertile men.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional community-based study was conducted on 764 Iranian infertile men referred to the infertility clinic of Sarem women’s hospital (Tehran, Iran) from April 2006 to March 2012. The patients’ demographics, history of disease, surgery, and seminal fluid analysis were obtained from their medical records. The semen samples were collected according to the WHO standard protocol. The data were analyzed by Chi square test using SPSS 16 software.
Findings: The pure male factor infertility was found in 470 (61.5%) patients and 294 (38.5%) patients showed male factor infertility associated with other factors (mixed male factor infertility). Primary infertility was found in 593 (77.6%) patients and 171 (22.4%) patients showed secondary infertility. Asthenospermia and asthenoteratospermia were found in 236 (30.9%) and 225 (29.5%) patients, respectively. The prevalence of asthenospermia and asthenoteratospermia were higher than the other sperm disorders in the patients. The government employees and self-employed person were more frequent than the patients with other jobs. There was no significant relationship between the job status and male infertility (p>0.05). The most of the patients were from Tehran and central provinces of Iran.
Conclusion: Demographics, occupational factors, varicocele disease history, and type of surgeries are not related to infertility. The prevalence of asthenospermia and asthenoteratospermia among Iranian infertile men are more than the other sperm disorders. 

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Received: 2016/09/27 | Accepted: 2016/12/20 | Published: 2017/04/22

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