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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Male infertility after endoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal (Tep) hernia repair (Main): rationale and design of a prospective observational cohort study

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
- Male gender - Female gender
- Age ≥ 18 and ≤ 60 years - Age ≥ 60 years
- Primary, reducible inguinal hernias - Period of high fever prior to semen analysis
- Bilateral hernias - Recurrent inguinal hernias
- Eligible for TEP (and therefore for general anesthesia) - Unilateral hernias
  - Hydrocele and/or varicocele
  - Femoral or scrotal hernias
  - Incarcerated hernias
  - ASA classification ≥ III
  - Previous medical history of:
 ·Testicular infection(s)
 ·Testicular torsion
 ·Cryptorchidism
 ·Inguinal, scrotal, testicular or prostate surgery
 ·Vasectomy
 ·Radiotherapy of pelvic region
 ·Diabetes Mellitus
 ·Cystic Fibrosis
 ·Fertility problems and/or treatment, erection disorders or (other) problems in sexual function
 ·Use of gonadotrofine medication
 ·Use of anabolic steroids