Laboratory semen assessment and prediction of fertility: still utopia?

@article{RodriguezMartinez2003LaboratorySA,
  title={Laboratory semen assessment and prediction of fertility: still utopia?},
  author={Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={312-8}
}
Finding a laboratory test reliable enough to predict the potential fertility of a given semen sample or a given sire for artificial insemination (AI) is still considered utopian, as indicated by the modest correlations seen between results obtained in vitro and field fertility. Male fertility is complex, and depends upon a heterogeneous population of spermatozoa interacting at various levels of the female genital tract, the vestments of the oocyte, and the oocyte itself. For this reason… CONTINUE READING
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