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Relevant papers that are emerging from the ESHRE Journals, with a particular focus on those that are Open Access 

Human Reproduction Update has just published two key papers around semen analysis and sperm count:

The diagnosis of male infertility: an analysis of the evidence to support the development of global WHO guidance – challenges and future research opportunities
Temporal trends in sperm count: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis


In Human Reproduction recent papers transitioning to open access include:

Shorter anogenital distance correlates with the severity of hypospadias in pre-pubertal boys
TET enzymes are successively expressed during human spermatogenesis and their expression level is pivotal for male infertility
International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies world report: Assisted Reproductive Technologies 2008, 2009 and 2010
(At the time this paper led to discussion of the overuse of ICSI)


and changing to Open Access from HRU:

Gamete activation: basic knowledge and clinical applications
Male psychological adaptation to unsuccessful medically assisted reproduction treatments: a systematic review


Proposal of guidelines for the appraisal of SEMen QUAlity studies (SEMQUA). M.C. Sánchez-Pozo1, J. Mendiola, M. Serrano. Hum. Reprod. (2013) 28 (1): 10-21. doi: 10.1093/humrep/des355 First published online: October 9, 2012 

ESHRE special interest group for andrology basic semen analysis course: a continued focus on accuracy, quality, efficiency and clinical relevance. C.L.R. Barratt, L. Björndahl, R. Menkveld, and D. Mortimer. Hum. Reprod. 2011 published 28 September 2011, 10.1093/humrep/der312