Is semen analysis necessary prior to the commencement of testosterone supplementation therapy in men of reproductive age?
AbstractA semen analysis (SA) should be performed on all men of reproductive age prior to the commencement of testosterone supplementation therapy (TST). A baseline SA has numerous benefits including the ability to unmask occult azoospermia, act as a baseline measure of reproductive function, and provide a recovery target for management of TST-induced testicular dysfunction. Physicians treating men of reproductive age with TST should incorporate SA as part of their initial treatment protocol.
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