Treating male infertility with Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

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Mysuru, January 6, 2016

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) could be used to treat male infertility, according to experts at the ongoing Indian Science Congress, being held at the University of Mysore here.
“One third of the infertility in the world is due to the male reproductive problems. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) can used to induce fertility in hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and in male idiopathic infertility,” said Prof Manuela Simoni of University of Moderna and Reggio Emillia, Italy during the session on Recent Advances in Male Reproduction.
Prof. Simoni, referring to her study in the field said, “FSH treatment can improve male fertility in selected cases. Idiopathic infertility in male which is caused by DNA fragmentation can be treated by FSH treatment.
“We have recently reviewed the pharmacogenetic potential of FSH for male idiopathic infertility and the study shows that FSH treatment induces male fertility significantly,” she added.
Dr C V Rao of Florida International University brought out new insights into Luteinizing Hormone (LH) which is released from pituitary gland that is required for reproductive competence in both the genders. “The LH stimulation therapy is an effective way of treating infertility,” he said.
LH can directly regulate male and female reproduction tract functions, he added.
Prof Vassilios Papadopoulos, Prof Dianne M Creasy, and Martin Culty were also present at the session chaired by Prof P P Mathur.