Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology volume 18 , Article number: 55 Cite this article. Metrics details. The effects of cigarette smoking on male semen quality are controversial, and the molecular mechanisms underlying how cigarette smoking affects semen quality are not clear yet. In this study, semen samples from 70 heavy smokers and 75 non-smokers receiving infertility treatment were included.
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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. To study the effect of cigarette smoking on seminal fluid parameters, namely; volume, sperm concentration, and motility, as well as morphology, leukocyte infiltration, among males complaining of infertility. Between August and July , seminal fluid analysis was done for males who are partners of couples who visited the infertility clinic at Prince Rashid Ben Al Hassan Hospital PRH for infertility. Seminal fluid was collected using masturbation after days of abstinence then analyzed for volume, sperm count, sperm concentration, motility and morphology. A total of adult males were enrolled.
Does Cigarette Smoking Affect Seminal Fluid Parameters? A Comparative Study
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When a female author dies by suicide, it defines her. From Virginia Woolf to Sarah Kane, everything she did, everything she created during her life becomes part of a death-drive narrative. When a male author dies prematurely, it is a tragic stopper in his creative output — we mourn the poetry Dylan Thomas never wrote after he died aged 39 in , for example, distinct from his self-destructive lifestyle.