1st Edition

Atlas of Human Sperm Morphology Evaluation

Edited By Thinus F. Kruger, Daniel R. Franken Copyright 2004
    84 Pages 50 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Sperm morphology evaluation by strict criteria is the gold-standard used by IVF and andrology units around the world. It is based on an approach to sperm morphology evaluation that utilizes optimal preparation methods, evaluation procedures, and criteria for a morphological normal spermatozoon based on biological evidence. Featuring fresh perspectives from the founders of the Tygerberg strict criteria, Atlas of Human Sperm Morphology Evaluation provides state-of-the-art information on crucial aspects of male factor infertility. The atlas consists of an introductory teaching manual that gives readers the ability to train and test their diagnostic capabilities and enables laboratories to implement quality control measures.

    Together with a team of internationally renowned experts in the field of human reproduction, the editors explore every avenue you need to know to successfully evaluate and manage male factor infertility. An accompanying interactive CD-ROM training program, STRICT 1-2-3® is available from the editors. STRICT 1-2-3® has been developed alongside the atlas to provide not only a complete theoretical background on sperm morphology, but also self-training facilities. Laboratory directors and technicians will now be able to set up their own internal quality control program for sperm morphology evaluation.

    List of contributors
    The Tygerberg Strict Criteria: What are the Clinical Thresholds for in vitro Fertilization, Intrauterine Insemination, and in vivo Fertilization? T.F. Kruger, F. Van der Merwe, and J. Van Waart
    The Role of Sperm Cell Morphology in Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), M.L. Windt and T.F. Kruger
    Relationship between Sperm Morphology and Binding Capacity to the Zona Pellucida: A Critical Step Leading to Fertilization, S.C. Oehninger
    The Use of the Acrosome Index in Assisted Reproduction, R. Menkveld
    Quality Assurance for Sperm Morphology Assessment, D.R. Franken
    What is a Normal Spermatozoon? D.R. Franken and T.F. Kruger
    The Tygerberg strict criteria for morphologically normal spermatozoa
    Papanicolaou staining method
    Diff-Quik staining method
    Shorr staining
    Spermac staining


    Thinus F. Kruger