Jaipur, Apr 2 (UNI) A new study to assess the etiology of abnormal sperm functioning in infertile males would soon be conducted by the Rajasthan University here.
The University's Zoology department led by Professor N K Lohiya in collaboration with Prof T C Sadasukhi, Urology department of SMS Medical College, would initiate the study.
The analysis sponsored by Indian Council of Medical Research would identify the major causes of infertility through sperm functional tests, hormone tests and other physical and physiological tests in males. At least 3,300-3,500 infertile couples would participate in the study.
The survey is expected to focus on need based treatment and research on the infertile subjects. The research findings may also be useful in application of developing male contraceptives.
About 8-12 per cent of married couples in the world have difficulty in conceiving a child at some point of their lives.
A World Health Organisation (WHO) survey says that upto 15 per cent of the worldwide population suffer from infertility.
Between two and ten per cent of couples are unable to concieve, clinically known as primary infertility, and 10-25 per cent are unable to have a second child, known as secondary infertility. In about 30 per cent of these cases, the infertility is caused by the male factor alone.
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