In several cases male infertility is caused by the body's insensitivity to androgens. Israeli doctors managed to defeat this disease.
Insensitivity to androgen receptors in men is a congenital pathology, due to which male sexual development does not occur. Various corrective operations can lead to the fact that such a man will have male sexual characteristics, but he will remain sterile.
Israeli physicians Karen Turgeman and Amnon Bochan conducted a series of clinical experiments, during which a man with insensitivity of androgen receptor was treated with high doses of testosterone.
Previously it was thought that testosterone therapy does not help patients with this pathology, but this experiment proved to be successful - a man that for four years received weekly injections of testosterone managed to become a father twice through ICSI.
Israeli scientists point out that this discovery can become a significant step towards overcoming of infertility in men with androgen insensitivity.