Semen quality and reproductive hormones in Faroese men: a cross-sectional population-based study of 481 men

Jónrit Halling, Maria Skaalum Petersen, Niels Jorgensen, Tina Kold Jensen, Philippe Grandjean, Pál Weihe

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in young Faroese men. Design: Descriptive cross-sectional study of Faroese men compared with Danish men. Setting: Faroese one-centre study. Participants: 481 men born from 1981 to 1987 and investigated from 2007 to 2010. Outcome measures: Sperm concentration, semen volume, total sperm count, sperm motility, sperm morphology and reproductive hormone levels. Results: Sperm concentrations for the Faroese men were lower than for the Danish men (crude median 40 vs 48 mill/ml, p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalBMJ Open
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • testicular dysgenesis syndrome
  • body-mass index
  • young men
  • regional differences
  • general-population
  • sperm counts
  • fertile men
  • Danish men
  • exposure
  • association

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