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Sims-Huhner test (Harry M. Sims)

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Test for sterility in the male by determination of sperm quantity and motility in specimens obtained from the cervical canal within an hour after the unprotected coitus, performed around the time of ovulation.


  • H. M. Sims:
    Sterility and the value of microscope in its diagnosis and treatment.
    Transactions of the American Gynecological Society, Boston, 1888, 13: 291.
  • M. Huhner:
    Sterility in the male and female and its treatment. New York, 1913. The value of the spermatozoa test in sterility.
    Urologic and Cutaneous Review, St. Louis, 1914, 18: 587-597.
  • J. Sobrero, J. MacLeod:
    The immediate postcoital test.
    Fertility and Sterility, Birmingham, Alabama, 1962, 13: 184.

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