Best practice statements are not intended to dictate an exclusive course of management

Sandro C. Esteves, Ashok Agarwal, Ahmad Majzoub

Abstract

Dr. Mathur in his commentary (1) responding to the practice recommendations for Sperm DNA Fragmentation (SDF) testing based on clinical scenarios by Agarwal et al. (2) asked a relevant question: Why did the Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in its committee opinion about the ‘Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile male’ (3), state that the routine use of SDF testing for the male partner of an infertile couple is not warranted?