Semen Preparation Techniques
K D Nayar
Semen Preparation Techniques
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About Semen Preparation Techniques

With artificial reproduction techniques, semen samples must be first processed before they can be used for insemination. Dr. K.D. Nayar, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, HOD, Akansha IVF Centre, Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, New Delhi, discusses the components and contributions of semen, normal semen sample, sperm motility and sperm morphology evaluation. The various sperm preparation techniques (simple wash, swim up technique, density gradient, swim down, glass wool filtration and magnetic activated cell sorting) are discussed in detail. 

Dr. Nayar also explains the technique of retrograde ejaculation, preparation of epididymal and testicular spermatozoa, selection methods to isolate the best sperm, sperm selection by intra cytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) and motility sperm organelle morphology examination (MSOME) and the factors affecting success rate.


  • Chapters
    1. Chapter 01
    2. Chapter 02
    3. Chapter 03
    4. Chapter 04
    5. Chapter 05
    6. Chapter 06
    7. Chapter 07

About K D Nayar

MBBS, DGO, MD, Dip. Obst( Ireland), FICOG (30-year Experience)

Chief Consultant & HOD Akanksha IVF Centre Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, New Delhi

Education and training

  • MBBS (1975) – Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • DGO (1979) – Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • MD (1981) – University of Delhi
  • Dip. Obst. (1997) – Royal College of Physicians, Ireland
  • FICOG (2017) – Fellow of Indian College Obst. & Gynae.

Special Achievements

Course Director

  • FOGSI Certified Infertility Trainings (Since 2014)
  • Basic & Advanced Infertility Training and IUI


  • for one year Fellowship in Clinical ART (Since 2015) IFS accredited centre
  • for one year Fellowship in Clinical Embryology IFS accredited centre


  • ASRM Abstracts (Since 2016)

Current Executive Posts

  • Secretary-General- Indian Fertility Society (2016-2018)
  • Chairman – Infertility Committee, AOGD (2016-2018)
  • Treasurer -LOC, IFFS World Congress INDIA 2016

International Presentations

  • 14 International presentations in ASRM Annual Meetings since 2006
  • 3 International presentations in ESHRE Annual Meetings 2017


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