Special Issue Title:

Male Infertility Risk Factors

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Eisa Tahmasbpour MarzouniE-MailWebsite

    PhD of Molecular Medicine, Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine & Biomedical Innovations, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

    Interests: Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine; Stem Cell Differentiation for Tissue Engineering and Remodeling; Reproductive Biology and Infertility; In vitro Fertilization Technology; Cellular & Molecular Mechanisms of Disease; Pulmonary Biology and Medical Toxicology

  • Guest Editor

    Martin ŠtimpfelE-MailWebsite

    PhD, Head of IVF Laboratory, Department of Human Reproduction, Division of Gynaecology, University Medical Center Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Interests: IVF/ICSI; Reproduction; Embryo Transfer

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to invite you to contribute in preparing and submitting manuscripts dedicated to “Male Infertility Risk Factors” for this special issue of the Journal of Men’s Health.

Human male infertility is a major health problem that affects approximately 10 to 15% of couples worldwide. Recent evidence shows that infertility rates have dramatically risen over the past few decades as more couples are waiting longer to have children. In this special issue, we would like to focus on male infertility risk factors.

Human male infertility is a multifactorial syndrome encompassing a wide variety of disorders. Anatomic defects underlying male infertility include varicocele, vesicular damage due to torsion, obstruction of testicular sperm passage and ejaculatory failures, genital tract infections, gametogenesis dysfunction, molecular genetics disorders, endocrine disturbances and immunologic problems. Additionally, factors such as life style, environment and smoking have also been reported to affect gamete and embryo development. Infertile men with no past history and normal semen analyses are designated as ‘idiopathic infertile’. Oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS), sperm DNA damage, genetic abnormalities and associated syndromes are responsible for the symptoms of Idiopathic infertility. More importantly, some of these abnormalities may transmit to the offspring via assisted reproductive techniques (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and result in the birth of boys with higher risk of infertility and congenital abnormalities. Therefore, identification of these risk factors and their mechanisms on human spermatozoa and infertility is worthful for andrologists and clinicians prior to any therapeutic procedures. 

This special issue offers an opportunity to address the following but other topics:

·  Identification of new risk factors responsible for idiopathic male infertility

·  The potential roles of oxidative stress in the context of human reproduction

·  Factors that affect the outcome of ART in the context of human reproduction

·  The importance of genes and various mutations in male infertility

·  Role of epigenetic modifications in the context of human male infertility

·  Identification of new cases of genetic syndromes with infertility problem

·  Mechanisms of action of environmental toxicants and heavy elements on sperm function and infertility

Your contribution is welcome in form of original article, case report, commentary and review.

Let’s share our experience to the better care of the patients of all of us.

Dr. Eisa Tahmasbpour Marzouni

Dr. Martin Stimpfel

Guest Editors


Male infertility; Human Reproduction; Risk Factor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. JOMH is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, JOMH will change to a monthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $2000. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Published Papers (7 papers)

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Chromosomal aneuploidies and associated rare genetic syndromes involved in male infertility

Eisa Tahmasbpour Marzouni,Asghar Beigi Harchegani,Issa Layali

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.016

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 3261 ) PDF (269.7 kB) ( 249 )

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WNT-targeted compound and phytoestrogen promoted cardiogenic differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in vitro

Javad Kazemi,Hosein Shahsavarani,Parviz Pakzad,Mohammadali Shokrgozar

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.097

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 1350 ) PDF (2.28 MB) ( 140 )

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Association between serum vitamin D levels and acquired premature ejaculation

Mustafa Ozan Horsanali,Alper Caglayan,Yasar Issi

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.112

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 1439 ) PDF (222.34 kB) ( 138 )

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Fertility outcome of patients with CBAVD: a single-institution experience

Chengquan Ma,Zhengyi Sun,Jing Wang,Binbin Wang,Hongjun Li

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.120

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 1427 ) PDF (1.94 MB) ( 171 )

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Global research trends on the absence of vas deferens: a bibliometric and visualized study

Chengquan Ma,Jiahui Xing,Hongjun Li

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.130

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 1068 ) PDF (9.3 MB) ( 158 )

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Is serum vitamin D level a risk factor for idiopathic male fertility?

Mustafa Ozan Horsanalı,Huseyin Eren,Alper Caglayan,Yasar Issi

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.138

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 1392 ) PDF (194.07 kB) ( 167 )

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Hepatitis B Infection Negatively Affects the Outcome of Fresh IVF/ICSI Cycles

Patricia Petric,Tadej Fevzer,Nina Jancar,Eda Vrtacnik-Bokal,Martin Stimpfel

DOI: 10.31083/j.jomh1807154

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Male Infertility Risk Factors)

Abstract ( 678 ) PDF (209.24 kB) ( 122 )

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