Stress Impacts Male Fertility by Degrading Sperm Quality

May 31, 2014 10:57 AM

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Don't stress if you're trying to have kids. Scientists have found that psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance and ability to fertilize an egg.

In order to see the role that stress might play on fertility, the scientists examined 193 men between the ages of 38 to 49. These men completed tests to measure work and life stress on the subjective scale and objective scale. The men also provided semen samples which were then assessed for fertilit...

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