Thursday, July 12, 2007

Men Conceived Through Fertility Treatment Have a Sperm Count Half the Normal, Danish Study Reports

Male Infertility related to Infertility Treatment

I just read this article. It talks about a study that showed a significant relationship between the sperm count of men who were conceived through infertility treatment as opposed to those who were conceived naturally. I was left with a couple of questions after reading this article.

1. If it affects the sperm count in men, then does it also affect the egg quality in women?
2. Why didn't they ask for they specific type of infertility treatment received? (It would seem that if you go through the trouble to try to link treatment to low sperm counts, that you would at least document the type of treatment as well).
3. Was the sperm count associated with male infertility? Did they have children?

It points out that the men were undergoing testing for army fitness requirements but it doesn't state if there were any evidence that were having trouble conceiving.

You can read the article yourself and tell me what you think:

Men Conceived Through Fertility Treatment Have a Sperm Count Half the Normal, Danish Study Reports: "involved many possible confounding factors, especially the possibility that these men had inherited an infertility problem. Nevertheless, the New "


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1 Comments:

Anonymous Mehalia said...

This is great info to know.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:02:00 AM  

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