What is Andrology?
The Clinical Science of Andrology deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of:
- Male fertility diagnostics and therapy
- Including but not limited to: subfertility diagnostics; and early therapeutic interventions to improve healthy live birth outcome; clinical advice for patients considering fertility treatment; preparation and selection of sperm for use in fertility treatment, use of donated sperm.
- Male contraception and family planning
- Including but not limited to: male contraception; Post- vasectomy and post-vasectomy reversal semen analysis
- Sperm banking and fertility preservation
- Including surgical sperm retrieval including following traumatic testicular injury; sperm banking where fertility is threatened; preparation and selection of sperm for use in fertility treatment
- Paternally heritable disease
- Including potential and definite risks to offspring from lifestyle, disease or therapeutic interventions
- Male sexual dysfunctions
- Including erectile dysfunction, disturbances of desire, arousal, ejaculatory and orgasmic dysfunctions);
- Male endocrine dysfunctions
- Including disorders of sexual development; hypogonadism; male ageing and other conditions from puberty to senescence.
- Gamete donation
- Including detailed screening and familiarity with ethical and social issues
- Gender reassignment
- Including issues around gamete storage and future us;
- Genital tract pathologies
- Including infections and inflammations or cancers relating specifically tothe male
- Prevention of transmission of blood-borne viruses
- Including fertility treatment for serodiscordant/concordant couples for HIV, Hep B and Hep C.
- Research and Development
- Service development and evolution activities across the entire portfolio above and in new areas as applicable