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Infertility duration may affect sperm count

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [USA] 

According to a research, a longer duration of leads to lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm production in infertile men.

The researchers at the stated that despite regular sexual intercourse, approximately 15 per cent of couples to fail to achieve a wanted pregnancy within a 12-month period.

The findings appeared in the Journal of Epilepsia.

"The results suggest that the duration of should be considered a potential risk factor for impaired sperm parameters in infertile men. Also, infertile couples should be made aware of the associations found in this study," said the of the study,

Prolonged has generally been considered as a psycho-social stress that may lead to poor marital adjustment for an infertile couple and decrease their quality of life.

Older age and higher body mass index are other factors which affect the duration of infertility in men.


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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 16:00 IST