Treatment and research of male infertility at the UKM

CRU325: A story about unexplained male infertility

In about 15 percent of all couples the desire of parenthood remains unfulfilled. And in half of these couples, a male factor contribution can be identified. However, in around 70% of all men, a causal diagnose is lacking. The aim of our clinical research group 'Male Germ Cells', is to use our research to significantly reduce the proportion of unexplained male infertility.

In recent years, we have already been able to identify several genes in which mutations lead to restricted sperm production and male infertility issues. Affected men are treated at the UKM in the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology (CeRA) in cooperation with other departments such as the Gynecology and the Institute of Human Genetics. Scientists and clinicans work together in multidisciplinary teams to investigate fertilisation and reproduction in order to help more couples to fulfil their desire to conceive own children. Patients at the CeRA thus benefit from an optimal therapy based on the latest research results. Click here to see two of our reproductive experts talk about these efforts and watch some of the highly fascinating processes behind our patients counselling and treatment.