[Therapy for infertile couples]

Urologe A. 2005 Oct;44(10):1147-53. doi: 10.1007/s00120-005-0922-5.
[Article in German]


Therapy for infertile couples comprises gender-specific as well as couple-specific aspects. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures focus on the causes of the infertility such as refertilization or epididymovasostomy on the one hand and assisted fertilization with extracted spermatozoa on the other. Using an interdisciplinary approach including urology, gynecology, reproductive medicine and human genetics, the treating physicians are able to fulfil the desire of infertile couples for a healthy child in many cases.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Couples Therapy / methods
  • Family Characteristics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / diagnosis*
  • Infertility, Female / therapy*
  • Infertility, Male / diagnosis*
  • Infertility, Male / therapy*
  • Male
  • Physician's Role
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted*
  • Vasovasostomy / methods