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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Updated Aug. 29, 2012. Male Infertility. Medscape. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/436829-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed Mar. 6, 2013.

Updated Feb. 12 2013. Infertility FAQ's. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/infertility/ through http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/. Accessed Mar. 6, 2013.

Updated Aug. 10 , 2012. Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Luteinizing Hormone. Mayo Clinic. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information/DR600403 through http://mayoclinic.com. Accessed Mar. 6, 2013.

Bhasin S, Jameson JL. Chapter 346. Disorders of the Testes and Male Reproductive System. In: Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2012. Available online at http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=9141719 through http://www.accessmedicine.com. Accessed March 13, 2013.

Hall JE. Chapter 347. The Female Reproductive System, Infertility, and Contraception. In: Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J, eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2012.  Available online at http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=9141995 through http://www.accessmedicine.com. Accessed March 13, 2013.

Alford C, Nurudeen S. Chapter 4. Physiology of Reproduction in Women. In: DeCherney AH, Nathan L, Laufer N, Roman AS, eds. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment: Obstetrics & Gynecology. 11th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013. Available online at http://www.accessmedicine.com/content.aspx?aID=56963628 through http://www.accessmedicine.com. Accessed March 14, 2013.

Rebar RW: Women's health issues. Infertility. Merck Manual, Porter RS, editor-in-chief Merck Sharp & Dohme. Available online through http://www.merckmanual.com.

Borawski D, Bluth MH: Reproductive function and pregnancy, in Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 22nded. Mcpherson, Pincus, editors. Elsever-Saunders:Philadelphia. Chapter 24, 2011.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

American Medical Association Complete Guide to Women's Health. Slupik, RI, editor. New York: Random House, Inc., 1996; Pp. 379-380.

"Andrology Laboratory and Fertility Assessment" (chapter 20), in Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 20th ed. Sarkar S and Henry JB (JB Henry, editor). Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2000; Pp. 425-431.

Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book. Marrs R, Friedman Bloch L, Kirtland Silverman K. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., 1997; Pp. 43, 98-100, 103, 106, 109.

"Getting Started, or How Do I Know If I Have An Infertility Problem?" Available online at http://www.resolve.org/started.htm through http://www.resolve.org. Accessed November 27, 2001.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. Komaroff AL. New York: Simon & Schuster; 1999; Pp. 908-909.

"Infertility" (section 245), in The Merck Manual, 17th ed. Merck Research Laboratories. Whitehouse Statton, NJ: Merck & Co. 1999; Pp.1991-1995.

Natural Solutions to Infertility. Glenville M. New York: M Evans and Company, Inc., 2000; Pp 18-24, 136-144, 186-190.

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Medical/technical advisor: Anthony Kurec, MS, DLM(ASCP), Administrator, University Pathologists Laboratories, LLP, SUNY Upstate Medical University.

(© 2007 November). Evaluating Infertility. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp136.cfm through http://www.acog.org. Accessed August 2009.

(© 2007 November). Treating Infertility. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp137.cfm through http://www.acog.org. Accessed August 2009.

Puscheck, E. and Woodard, T. (Updated 2009 May 5) Infertility. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/274143-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

Rubenstein, J. and Brannigan, R. (Updated 2008 March 26) Infertility, Male. eMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/436829-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed August 2009.

(Updated 2009 July 1). Infertility, Frequently Asked Questions. National Women's Health Information Service, womenshealth.gov [On-line information]. Available online at http://womenshealth.gov/faq/infertility.cfm through http://womenshealth.gov. Accessed August 2009.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2009 June 27). Infertility. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infertility/DS00310/METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed August 2009.

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