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INVITED COMMENTARY
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 640

Re: commentary on 'Decline of semen quality during IVF is not associated with subjective male stress'


1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Krankenhaus Barmherzige Schwestern, Linz, Austria
4 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Date of Web Publication28-Mar-2014

Correspondence Address:
Clemens B Tempfer
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum
Germany
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DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.129853

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Nouri K, Litschauer B, Sator M, Tiringer D, Ott J, Walch K, Hefler LA, Tempfer CB. Re: commentary on 'Decline of semen quality during IVF is not associated with subjective male stress'. Asian J Androl 2014;16:640

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Nouri K, Litschauer B, Sator M, Tiringer D, Ott J, Walch K, Hefler LA, Tempfer CB. Re: commentary on 'Decline of semen quality during IVF is not associated with subjective male stress'. Asian J Androl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 Oct 23];16:640. Available from: http://www.ajandrology.com/text.asp?2014/16/4/640/129853 - DOI: 10.4103/1008-682X.129853

We thank the commentator for his valuable insights as expressed in the above commentary. We fully agree that numerous lines of evidence support the assumption that male as well as female stress and the interaction of the stressed couple plays a role in the success of assisted reproduction. Furthermore, it is common ground that in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) couples are an especially vulnerable patient collective in this respect. We have, however, not yet identified the optimal means of measuring stress or the relevant aspects of it during the management of couples undergoing IVF/ICSI. This fact is also highlighted by our findings. [1] Further work is necessary to identify efficient and reliable tools to measure and treat stress in males and females undergoing IVF/ICSI with the goal of further improving reproductive outcomes.

 
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1.Nouri K, Litschauer B, Sator M, Tiringer D, Ott J, et al. Decline of semen quality during IVF is not associated with subjective male stress. Asian J Androl 2014; doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.125404. [Epub ahead of print].  Back to cited text no. 1
    




 

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