Treat infertile males beyond their reproductive concerns

April 1, 2003

One does not have to go far on the Internet to find solicitations encouragingcouples whose infertility derives from a wide variety of causes to undergointracytoplasmic sperm injection with aspirated testicular sperm. Many ofthese advertisements hint that ICSI with aspirated sperm is an easy, "one-stop"method of conceiving a child, leading urologists to be rightly concernedthat, without adequate evaluation of the male half of the equation, thepatient's medical interests are inadequately served.