A new publication finds that varicocele repair might improve semen quality enough to enable couples who are awaiting in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination to attempt natural conception or less-invasive assisted reproductive techniques. The approach is interesting because it seeks to establish varicocele treatment as one step in a multimodal path to parenthood.
Refers to Samplaski, M. K. et al. Varicocelectomy to “upgrade” semen quality to allow couples to use less invasive forms of assisted reproductive technology. Fertil. Steril.108, 609-612 (2017)