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Genetic Causes of Male Infertility
Expiration Date:
September 30, 2021
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM)
0.00 Certificate of Completion
0.50 Non-physician CME Credits

Genetics play an important role in male infertility.  Azoospermia and severe oligozoospermia may be associated with genetic abnormalities.  Numerical or structural chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in approximately 14% of men with severe spermatogenic impairment.  Mutations in genes that encode proteins involved in spermatogenesis, development of the seminal ductal system, the reproductive endocrine axis and other systems involved in male reproduction, may lead to male infertility. Common genetic problems include microdeletions of the Y chromosome, cystic fibrosis gene mutations and chromosomal abnormalities. Genetic endocrine defects causing male infertility include disorders of androgen biosynthesis, metabolism and receptors, as well as hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.  The area of genetics as related to male infertility has been identified as a physician practice gap by the ASRM CME Committee.

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