Author(s): Gazvani MR, Buckett W, Luckas MJ, Aird IA, Hipkin LJ,
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Abstract As well as athletes and competitive body builders, recreational body builders attending gymnasia are known to abuse anabolic steroids, using doses from 10- to 40-fold above physiological levels. Androgenic steroids induce hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism with associated azoospermia, leading to infertility. Little literature exists on the treatment of steroid-induced azoospermia following the cessation of abuse. We present four cases of steroid-induced azoospermia, its conservative management and eventual return of normal semen density.
This article was published in Hum Reprod
and referenced in JBR Journal of Clinical Diagnosis and Research