MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Tradition has its role, and we learn from past experiences; however, progress cannot be stopped and one needs
to constantly apply timeless concepts in the context of new technologies, current needs, and new ideas emerging around us.
Reproductive health practices hold centre stage in health care. Andrology has only been studied as a distinct
specialty since the late 1960s but unfortunately, still except in a few countries andrology remains a sub-specialty area within
urology. Found in 1988, the Society of Andrology: India deals with this counterpart of gynaecology, emphasizing on problems
of the reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men. This is a forum for basic scientists, clinicians,
veterinary practitioners and students of Andrology from all over the country.
Concepts such as “male fertility control” or “male factor infertility” require sincere
emphasis. After so many years of study we
now see these concepts are not yet well perceived.
Research and development is now leading to socially acceptable and safe contraceptives
having additional medical benefits. While some men are contraceptive users today, current method options are limited. Evidence
indicates that many men would welcome more method options, to meet their own needs and goals and to provide a way for them
to participate in contraception in a more collaborative way with their partner.
Irrespective of population boom of the world, there are plethora of reproductive aged couples who are victims
of infertility. There are many biological causes of infertility, many of which may be bypassed with current medical interventions.
Finally, with the cooperation of all well wishers the Society hopes to grow and contribute significantly to
Sujoy K. Guha