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186516 - Infertility in men: causes, risk factors, prevention and treatment

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This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs are usually the first healthcare professionals to see couples seeking fertility advice.
Importantly, infertility should be assessed as a couple.
Male factor infertility is common, affecting about one in 20 men.
This activity reviews the causes and risk factors for male infertility, its treatment and prevention.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify key questions to ask and physical examination findings to look for in a man with possible fertility issues
  • Order and interpret pathology investigations for male infertility
  • Give advice on ways to optimise the chance of pregnancy
  • Identify ways to improve the accuracy of history taking from a male patient with possible fertility issues
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Men's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    Partnering organisations


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    186516 - Infertility in men: causes, risk factors, prevention and treatment
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