Evaluation of the Infertile Couple
What is the expected per-cycle fecundability rate (percent)?
In couples attempting pregnancy, what percentage of women are expected to conceive within 1 year?
Of the causes of infertility, which of the following is most likely encountered?
A 30-year-old nulligravida has been trying to conceive for the past 2 years. She has no medical problems. She consumes five alcoholic drinks weekly and smokes one half pack of cigarettes daily. She describes herself as a heavy coffee drinker. She works in a dry cleaning facility. Which of the following exposures is LEAST likely to be affecting her fertility?
How long does the spermatogenesis process take, starting from stem cell to mature sperm?
Which of the following letters points toward the sperm nucleus?
Reproduced, with permission, from McKinley M, O'Loughlin VD (eds): Reproductive system. In Human Anatomy. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2006, Figure 28-13.