Abstract Recently, many studies have found a decrease in semen quality which has increased the focus on male reproductive health. Occupational hazards are by far the best documented in reproductive epidemiological research. Generally, occupational exposures have been divided into physical exposures heat and radiation , chemical exposures solvents and pesticides , psychological exposures distress , exposure to metals and welding. The evidence for an adverse effect on male reproduction of several occupational and environmental exposures and toxicants, such as heat, ionizing radiation, inorganic lead, dibromochloropropane, ethylene dibromide, some ethylene glycol ethers, carbon disulfide and welding operations, is strongly supported in well-designed epidemiological studies. For other agents, the association is only suspected or suggested and needs further evaluation before conclusions can be drawn. It is also important to bear in mind that many workers in the non-Western world still are exposed to substances that are banned in the Western world, sometimes in high concentrations.
Immunizations and Male Factor Infertility
Immunizations and Male Factor Infertility - The Stork® OTC Home Conception Aid
Health Before Pregnancy: Take the Time to Ask These Nine
These can include choices that you made concerning your diet and medications, as well as whether you smoke or drink alcohol. But can they also include receiving vaccinations? During National Immunization Awareness Month, we wanted to ask: can immunizations cause male factor infertility?
To have the healthiest pregnancy and healthiest baby possible, take the time to discuss these nine questions with your doctor:. Smoking during pregnancy has harmful effects on your baby. The ideal time to quit smoking is before you become pregnant to give your baby the best start. Chemicals from cigarette smoke are passed to your unborn baby.