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Fertil Steril. 2017 Feb;107(2):301-304. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.12.018.

Effects of age on fertility and sexual function.

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Department of Urology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. Electronic address:
Department of Reproductive Medicine, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of California, San Diego, California.


As paternal age increases in the developed world, more attention has been given to the effects of age on male reproductive and sexual function. Although the biologic potential for reproductive continues for most of a man's life, changes in sperm production do occur. In addition, erectile function changes with age, caused by the same factors that lead to other vascular disease.


Infertility; erectile dysfunction; hypogonadism; semen analysis

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