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24. Evaluating the Prevalence of Male Infertility in Karachi

Ghulam Murtaza1, Muhammad Rafiq1, Nazima Zain2 and Sikander Ali Shah3


Objective: To analyze the prevalence of male infertility in Karachi.

Study Design: Descriptive case series

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Civil Hospital, Karachi from 1st January 2015 to 31st December 2015.

Materials and Methods: In this study subjects were divided on age difference into three groups (Group I, 21-30 years, Group II, 31-40 years and Group III, more than 40 years). Samples were collected through masturbation, after liquefaction of sample analysis performed on light microscopy. Then, motility and morphology were performed in presence and absence of debris, agglutination and microbial contamination were noted.

Results: We found that despite of age difference young generation have more semen abnormal percentage 56% comparing to group II and near to group III (50% and 58%). Most prevalent abnormality among three groups was asthenoteratospermia. It seems that young generation in terms of abnormality is at elevated risk of infertility. This is due to environmental change, change in life style and nutritional intake of youth.

Conclusion: To overtake this alarming situation researcher must come-up with solution to cope the prevailing problem and save youth’s fertility-cum-inheritance.

Key Words: Semen Parameters, Youth, Prevalence, Fecundity, Inheritance, Cope

Citation of articles: Murtaza G, Rafiq M, Zain N, Shah SA. Evaluating the Prevalence of Male Infertility in Karachi. Med Forum 2018;29(10):97-100.