Male reproductive health and infertility

Prim Care. 2010 Sep;37(3):643-52, x. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2010.04.005.


Primary care physicians have an essential role and opportunity in positively impacting the reproductive health of men. Although men are less likely than women to consistently seek preventive services, an office visit for any reason should be seen as an opportunity to introduce the idea of reproductive health. Additionally, primary care physicians can and should initiate the diagnostic workup for infertile couples in their practices. The initial assessment for the male partner consists of a thorough history and physical examination and appropriate laboratory tests, including a semen analysis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diet
  • Health Promotion*
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Male / diagnosis
  • Infertility, Male / epidemiology*
  • Infertility, Male / etiology
  • Male
  • Men's Health*
  • Mental Health
  • Primary Health Care*
  • Risk Factors