Atlas of Human Sperm Morphology Evaluation: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Atlas of Human Sperm Morphology Evaluation

1st Edition

Edited by Thinus F. Kruger, Daniel R. Franken

CRC Press

86 pages | 50 Color Illus. | 9 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781842142776
pub: 2004-07-26
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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.

Table of Contents


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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics
MEDICAL / Reproductive Medicine & Technology
MEDICAL / Urology