Factors associated with male infertility: Testicular endocrine and spermatogenetic function Direct toxic testicular damage in smokers may interrupt testicular endocrine and spermatogenetic function. Finally, we discuss how this area of research should advance to meet the clinical needs of infertile smokers. National Library of Medicine was used to screen additional abstracts related to the aforementioned searches. Sidestream smoking is equally as damaging as mainstream smoking on IVF outcomes. A Report of the Surgeon General.
Passive or secondhand smoking mainly refers to the involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke present in the air.
Smoking and Male Infertility: An Evidence-Based Review
Healthcare providers should facilitate smoking cessation by education, monitoring, and constant support. Osser et al [ 58 ]. Detection of benzo a pyrene diol epoxide-DNA adducts in sperm of men exposed to cigarette smoke. Taha et al [ 76 ]. You can also watch personal stories from ex-smokers and talk to someone who will help you quit. Only two of the earlier studies of a possible dose—response relationship between a higher number of cigarettes smoked per day and decreased semen quality have assessed the corresponding reproductive hormone levels: It would be sensible to advise men to abstain from smoking to avoid decreased fecundity.