Leukocytospermia and ART

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Leukocytospermia is defined as the presence of >1 × 106 leukocytes per millilitre of semen, with an incidence of 10-20% among infertile men. The influence of leukocytospermia on semen parameters is controversial with some, but not all, studies showing a negative effect on IVF outcomes. The chapter addresses the management options for dealing with the men with leukocytospermia undergoing ART treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssisted Reproduction Techniques: Challenges and Management Options
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1444335553, 9781444335552
Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 2012



  • ART
  • ICSI
  • IVF
  • Leukocytospermia
  • Semen infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Ricci, G. (2012). Leukocytospermia and ART. In Assisted Reproduction Techniques: Challenges and Management Options (pp. 367-370). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444398854.ch86