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Male Infertility - Risks & Causes

The human male reproductive system includes hormonal and structural components. These components include the hypothalamic-pituitary-testis axis as well as the epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and urethra. Production of spermatozoa requires approximately 3 months from the initial duplication of stem cells that are supposed to develop into sperm, through mitotic divisions and the myriad changes that modify sperm, preparing them for ejaculation and fertilization.

Azoospermia: What to Know About This Cause of Male Infertility

Dr. Goldstein discusses different types of azoospermia, as well as potential causes and treatment options:

http://www.parents.com/getting-pregnant/infertility/causes/azoospermia-w...

Male Infertility Genetics Laboratory

Our NIH funded laboratory has received generous support from private foundations and donors. Their significant contributions allow us to better understand male infertility, reproductive medicine, and other urologic conditions.

Our research focuses on:

Male Infertility - Treatment Options

It is important for a man of any couple with fertility concerns to be seen and evaluated by a specialist who has experience in treating male infertility.

Male Reproductive Medicine

Infertility is defined as a couple's inability to achieve pregnancy following one year of appropriately timed and unprotected intercourse. By this criterion it has been estimated that approximately 15 to 20% of couples attempting to achieve pregnancy are unable to do so.

Marc Goldstein

Marc Goldstein, MD, DSc (hon), FACS is the Matthew P. Hardy Distinguished Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Urology at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University; Surgeon-in-Chief, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery; and Director of the Center for Male Reproductive Medicine and Microsurgery at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.  He is Adjunct Senior Scientist with the Population Council’s Center for Biomedical Research, located on the campus of Rockefeller University.

 

Peter N. Schlegel

Dr. Peter N. Schlegel is the E. Darracott Vaughan, Jr., M.D. Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, James J. Colt Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Urologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Brady Urologic Health Center

The Brady Urologic Health Center is located within an 8,000 square foot suite on the ninth floor of the Starr Pavilion at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is composed of a close-knit team of physicians, working together to provide treatment for the broad spectrum of urologic conditions.

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