Questions tagged [andrology]

Andrology is the medical specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men.

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Paper regarding spermatozoa after bilateral orchiectomy

I am looking for a paper, which has the following content (if my memory does not fail me): In the Netherlands an adolescent boy had to undergo bilateral orchiectomy. Afterwards daily ejaculate samples ...
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Why doesn't semen analysis usually use darkfield microscopy?

Bright field microscopy has too-low contrast and phase contrast microscopy has diffraction halos that can look like noise?
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Is the quality of sperm higher when ejaculated outside a lab building than when inside one?

Context of the question: storing sperm in cryobanks. I read the following comment: I could find the relevant citations when I have some time, but I seem to remember some research findings that show ...
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Are open-ended vasectomies less likely to cause post-vasectomy pain than closed vasectomies?

Are open-ended vasectomies less likely to cause post-vasectomy pain than closed vasectomies? I have found https://www.vasectomy.com/question/is-open-testicular-end-vasectomy-better-11304: This is ...
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How does removal of the testicles affect life expectancy?

Is there some deep flaw in this assumption? Does the removal of the testicles result in a longer life expectancy fairly consistently?
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What medical tests a man should take regularly to check for common health issues?

What medical tests should a man living in a relatively developed area take regularly to check for most common diseases? I'm interested in monthly and yearly basis.
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How is sperm stored in the testicles? [closed]

I know that men's spermatozoids are stored in testicles and are pumped out during sex or masturbation. If someone needs more and thicker sperm, does it matter how long it has been since one has last ...