Deleterious effects of khat addiction on semen parameters and sperm ultrastructure.

  title={Deleterious effects of khat addiction on semen parameters and sperm ultrastructure.},
  author={S. M. El-Shoura and Mohammed Abdel Aziz and Mohamed A E Ali and Mostafa M. El-Said and Khalida Ali and M A Kemeir and A. M. S. Raoof and May Allam and E M Elmalik},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={10 9},
The semen parameters and sperm ultrastructural morphology have been described in semen samples from two groups of Yemeni subjects. The first 'exposed' group comprised 65 khat addicts, while the second control group included 50 non-khat addict subjects. The mean age was 39.94 +/- 13.85 and 35.72 +/- 11.35 years in the exposed and control groups respectively, without a significant difference. The mean duration of khat addiction among the addicts was 25.34 +/- 12.96 years (range 6.00-48.00… CONTINUE READING
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