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Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study.

Published in: Fertil Steril 2008; 89 (1): 124-128

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To assess the effects of cell phone use on various sperm parameters among patients undergoing infertility evaluation at a male infertility clinic.
Background/further details: 361 men were divided into four groups according to their cell phone use: group 1: no use; group 2: <2 h/day; group 3: 2-4 h/day; and group 4: >4 h/day.

Endpoint

Exposure

No exposure details are available.

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated material:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The use of mobile phones decreased the semen quality in men by decreasing the sperm count, sperm motility, viability, and the percentage of sperms with normal morphology. The decrease in sperm parameters was dependent on the duration of daily exposure to mobile phones.
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Study funded by

  • not stated/no funding

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