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Male Infertility Survey
Cochrane gynaecology and fertility group need your help!
They aim to develop, disseminate and implement a minimum data set for future male infertility research, known as a core outcome set.
How can you get involved?
If you are a clinician, researcher or male infertility patient, please help plan future male infertility research by completing the survey and help identify what outcomes are important to you in a two-round questionnaire. Click here to start the survey.
Why are they doing this?
Male infertility trials are challenging to design, conduct and report, given they can involve up to three participants, a man, a woman and their offspring. Outcome reporting in male fertility randomised control trials (RCTs) is heterogeneous, a finding confirmed by a recent systematic review on outcome reporting across the largest 100 RCTs in male infertility in the last ten years. To find out more, click here.
They have input the outcomes from these RCTs into a survey. They plan to conduct a modified Delphi to determine the importance of these outcomes when designing and reporting future male infertility research.
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese and closes on the 17th of June.