Male Infertility in Bangladesh: What Serve Better-Pharmacological Help or Awareness Programme?
Gazi Mahabubul Alam,
Abul Quasem Al-Amin
Treatment of male infertility is one of the challenging tasks
in developing nation given the nature of tradition and superstation of professed
the issue of human infertility is mainly considered infertility
in women which is a mistaken
and orthodox attitude. Due to a number of constraints especially collecting
data, research in this area is often ignored. However, since it is a vital area
to investigate in order to mapping the scenario and to provide policy guidance
especially for awareness and for further course of actions of both governmental
and institutional as well as family levels, we took an initiative to work at
this area using the small amount of data available at Infertility Treatment
and Research Centre (ITRC), in Bangladesh. Since July 2004 about 9000 couples
have been recorded and evaluated at the ITRC. Three semen analyses have been
made with an interval of one week. Special care was taken for collection, preservation
and analysis in respect of macroscopic, microscopic and biochemical analysis.
Repeated microscopic examination has been made in some cases to avoid errors.
The fructose test was done for azoospermic in every sample at ITRC laboratory.
Our study indicates that in 60% cases, male are responsible for Infertility
either fully or partially. Of them 40% were azoospermia 34% were oligospermic
and the rest 5% were asthenospermia and teratospermia 1% case was due to non
descendent and mal development of testes rest per cent was design as unexplained
infertility. This paper suggests that awareness on male infertility helps more
than having medical treatment with pharmacological aid and supplement.
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