Stress deteriorates sperm quality and may hurt fertility

May 30, 2014 6:12 PM

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Stress deteriorates sperm quality and may hurt fertility

Unemployed men had sperm of lower quality than employed men, no matter how stressed they were.

Senior author Pam Factor-Litvak, an associate professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and colleagues studied 193 men, ages 38 to 49, enrolled in the Study of the Environment and Reproduction at the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in Oakland, Calif., fro...

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