the aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of male factor infertility with the clinical patterns of patients in our region.

this is a descriptive retrospective study of 406 infertility cases presented at our urology clinic from February 2018 to February 2019. We assessed hormone and physical examination data, semen analysis results, the contribution of male and female factors to infertility, and types of infertility (i.e., primary or secondary).

the age of the male patients ranged from 18 to 50 years, with a mean of 30 ± 5 years. Asthenozoospermia was the leading cause of male factor infertility in 77 patients (19%). Male factors as the sole cause of infertility were found in 185 (45.6%) couples. Female factors as the sole cause were found in 32 couples (7.9%). Primary infertility was determined in 314 (77.3%) patients, and 92 (22.7%) had secondary infertility.

according to our results, the male infertility rate was high among couples reporting infertility. Couples should be informed about the causes of infertility, which may be due factors attributed to either sex.

Cureus. 2019 Jul 10*** epublish ***

Ünal Öztekin, Mehmet Caniklioğlu, Sercan Sarı, Volkan Selmi, Abdullah Gürel, Levent Işıkay

Urology, Bozok University Faculty of Medicine, Yozgat, TUR.