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
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