[Frontiers in Bioscience 1, e65-71, August 1,1996]
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METHODS FOR ENHANCEMENT OF SPERM FUNCTION

Brijinder S. Minhas1 and Barry A. Ripps2

1 Assisted Reprodutive Technology, The Center for Human Reproduction, 750 North Orleans, Chicago, IL 60610

2 Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Pensacola, FL 32503

4. PERSPECTIVE

As presented in this review, the use of pharmacologic adjuvants for enhancement of sperm function is quite real and very enticing. Application of these adjuvants may prove to be a cost effective approach prior to moving to more invasive and expensive treatments involving intracytoplasmic sperm injection. However, just as judicious selection of patients for ICSI will maximize the benefit to infertile patients, the role of adjuvants must be well defined to maximize therapeutic outcome for specific patient populations.

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