Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2005 Feb;271(2):109-12. Epub 2003 Dec 18.

Semen quality of smoking and non-smoking men in infertile couples in a Turkish population.

Author information

1
Antalya IVF Center, Antalya, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This retrospective study was designed to reveal the effect of smoking on semen parameters in an infertile Turkish population.

PATIENTS:

Two hundred and ninety-six infertile males were triaged as nonsmokers, light smokers and heavy smokers. Semen volume; sperm density, motility and morphology were the main outcome measures.

RESULTS:

Rapidly progressing sperm ratio of the heavy smokers group was greater than that of the light smokers group (p<0.05). Morphologic evaluation results revealed better results for the nonsmokers than the heavy smokers in terms of tail anomalies and percent of coiled tails (p<0.05)

CONCLUSIONS:

In infertile Turkish men, heavy smoking was found to have detrimental effects on tail of the spermatozoon. Interestingly, heavy smokers have a higher percent of rapidly progressive sperm with respect to light smokers. Prospective studies will help determining the definite effect of smoking on semen quality.

PMID:
14685893
DOI:
10.1007/s00404-003-0572-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center