Grand Rounds: The Use and Significance of Semen Analysis for Restorative Reproductive Medicine

Presented by: Craig Turczynski, PhD, BOMA-USA.

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Craig Turczynski, PhD discusses the application and significance of semen analysis in RRM, including:

  • When should a semen analysis be considered for couples trying to conceive?
  • What parameters should be evaluated, how are they measured and what is the clinical significance of the results?
  • What laboratory tests have been abandoned because of ART, that could have application towards Restorative Reproductive Medicine?
  • the availability and differences of at-home male "fertility testing" kits

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Craig Turczynski, PhD, started in Animal Science, graduating with a B.S from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University.  He then did post-doctoral training in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Women's Research Institute in Wichita, KS. After completing his training, he accepted a faculty position in the ObGyn department at LSU Medical Center- Shreveport, LA. and directed their clinical IVF lab.  Being at odds with the aggressive use of technology and lack of a natural or restorative approach to reproductive medicine caused him to leave the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology in 1999.

Craig Turczynski

Dr. Turczynski has since done training in the Creighton model and became certified to teach the Billings Ovulation Method®. He works in the medical device field and is the Director of Development and Strategic Planning for BOMA-USA.

 

Reference: Kim GY. What should be done for men with sperm DNA fragmentation?. Clin Exp Reprod Med. 2018;45(3):101-109. doi:10.5653/cerm.2018.45.3.101