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Special Interest Group

SIG Andrology  Andrology

Welcome to the site of the Special Interest Group for Andrology (SIGA), one of the larger SIGs in ESHRE with more than 1200 members. The SIGA was founded in The Hague in 1992 in a breakfast-meeting during the ESHRE Annual Meeting under the leadership of Professor Lynn Fraser, who became its first Co-ordinator. 

The specific interests of the SIG Andrology are: male infertility evaluation and diagnosis; sperm function, physiology and biology; sperm freezing and banking, male prognostic biomarkers of success in ART; enhancement of reproductive outcomes acting on the male and/or the sperm; male infertility and the effects of ART to treat them in the offspring.

Aims of the SIG Andrology

  • Promote scientific/clinical Andrology within ESHRE and other scientific societies by engaging researchers to exchange knowledge, enabling networking and collaboration to promote joined projects, education, and debate
  • Contribute to the improvement of the quality of services provided by andrology laboratories/practitioners, via education, training and consensus guidelines development
  • Increase awareness and interest in Andrology by organizing meetings, precongress courses or sessions in the main ESHRE meeting on relevant topics
  • Impulse the collaboration with other SIGs concerning related topics
  • To serve the executive committee and scientific committee of ESHRE, defining meetings’ sessions, topics and speakers, selecting reviewers, referees and chairmen
  • To provide expert advice to the lay public concerning Andrology related topics

Male Reproductive Health Initiative

ESHRE Guidelines

Unexplained Infertility
Good practice in IVF laboratories
ART Lab Performance Indicators
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss