Semen Parameters for Sudanese Attending an Infertility Clinic


Objectives: This is a descriptive laboratory based study done during 2007 to 2011to assess the seminal profile of infertile men. Subjects and Methods: One thousand and thirty seven Sudanese men attending Reproductive Health Care Center in Khartoum, Sudan were included. All of them presented with primary infertility for more than one year after marriage. Semen samples were collected after three to five days of sexual abstinence. Physical, macroscopic and microscopic examination of the semen was done as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). Sperms were stained using Rapi-Diff II and graded on the basis of the WHO criteria. Results: 69.9% of the specimens showed normal parameters. The detected abnormal findings include; 27% showed elements of teratozoospermia, 8.4% azoospermia, 21.7% oligozoospermia, 0.4% hyperspermia, 11.2% hypospermia, 19.2% hyperviscousity, 6.1% sperm agglutination and 19.2%showed leucocytospermia. Conclusion: Azoospermia was counted 8.4% of the studied population as a definite cause of infertility