Chapter 5. The Analysis of Semen

  1. Anne M. Jequier FRCS, FRCOG, FRACOG

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696019.ch5

Male Infertility: A Guide for the Clinician

Male Infertility: A Guide for the Clinician

How to Cite

Jequier, A. M. (2000) The Analysis of Semen, in Male Infertility: A Guide for the Clinician, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696019.ch5

Author Information

  1. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Western Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632051298

Online ISBN: 9780470696019



  • semen;
  • infertility;
  • contraceptives;
  • masturbation;
  • hospital staff


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Collection of the Semen Sample for Laboratory Analysis

  • Method of Production of the Semen Sample

  • Transport of a Semen Sample to the Laboratory

  • The Number of Semen Samples Needed to Diagnose Male Infertility

  • Artefacts that can Occur During the Production of a Semen Sample

  • The Physical Properties of Semen

  • The Estimation of the Sperm Concentration

  • The Assessment of Sperm Motility

  • Assessment of Sperm Vitality

  • Assessment of Sperm Morphology

  • Some Useful Sperm Function Tests

  • References