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Could Gene Therapy Treat Male Infertility?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, May 07, 2009 | 0 comments

Women, it seems, can't stop talking about fertility issues. Thousands of Web sites, groups and forums exist for women to discuss conception problems. But a quick Google search reveals few comparable resources for men to discuss the same subject, even though male infertility plays a role in about half of all infertility cases (about 15 percent of couples have difficulty conceiving).

But experts say that male infertility is surrounded by more social stigma, making it difficult for men to openly discuss or seek treatment. Even when a man seeks help, doctors say it's more difficult to diagnose and treat male infertility because the causes are often unapparent, tied to a particular enzyme or protein rather than an obvious anatomical problem.

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