Special Interest Group


Welcome to the site of the Special Interest Group for Andrology (SIGA), one of the larger SIGs in ESHRE with more than 1600 members. The SIGA was founded in The Hague in 1992 in a breakfast-meeting during the ESHRE Annual Meeting under the leadership of Professor Lynn Fraser, who became its first Co-ordinator. 

Mission of the SIG Andrology

To promote scientific and clinical andrology within ESHRE

• improve quality of laboratory andrology

• increase knowledge and interest in clinical andrology among ESHRE members

• collaborate and exchange knowledge with other European andrology societies


  1. Provide education through Precongress Courses and Campus Workshops
  2. Provide certified training courses in andrology
  3. Support the development of Andrology
    i) by consensus report 
    ii) By publication of standardized methods together with the Nordic Association for Andrology (ESHRE Monograph #2, 2002)
    iii) By publication of Guidelines for the appraisal of SEMen QUAlity studies (SEMQUA)
    Cristina Sanchez [csanchezpozo@gmail.com] Sánchez-Pozo et al, 2012 submitted to Human Reproduction on behalf of SIGA
    iv) By text books (A Practical Guide to Basic Laboratory Andrology, Cambridge University Press, 2010)   
  4. Collaborate with other andrology societies to refresh and increase knowledge and facilitate networking and collaboration to give added value to research