Effect of smoking on concentration, motility and zona-free hamster test on human sperm

A. Lewin, O. Gonen, R. Orvieto, J. G. Schenker

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Abstract

The effect of smoking on sperm concentration, motility, and zona-free hamster egg sperm penetration assay (SPA) was evaluated in 293 smokers of more than 10 cigarettes/day and 382 nonsmokers. Prerequisites for inclusion in the study were sperm concentration of > 10 × 106/ml, sperm motility of >30% and normal morphology of >60% Although a lower sperm concentration was found in smokers, no significant difference was observed in sperm motility and SPA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalSystems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Smoking
  • Sperm concentration
  • Sperm motility
  • Sperm penetration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology

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