Session 1: Primary investigation of the infertile couple

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1. Introduction

Infertility affects every fifth couple in the fertile age, and most of them will consult a doctor. It is important as quickly as possible to catalogue the cause of infertility in one of the following 3 groups:

  • male
  • female
  • a combination

Presently, the causes will be 1/3 male, 1/3 female, and 1/3 a combination.

70%-80% of the couples who consult a doctor will after optimal referral and treatment have at least one child before the treatment is ceased. The majority of the couples with unsuccessful treatment is of older age and/or has been waiting for a long time in the health service system before efficient treatment was initiated.

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