Lifestyle and environmental contribution to male infertility.

  title={Lifestyle and environmental contribution to male infertility.},
  author={Richard M. Sharpe},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
  volume={56 3},
This chapter is an overview of recent developments in our understanding and thinking about the importance and nature of environmental effects on sperm counts and fertility in the human male. This area is plagued by imperfect studies, not necessarily because of imperfect design but because of other 'uncontrollable' constraints. The available data, therefore, need to be placed in context and account taken of the limitations of our understanding or, more correctly, our ignorance. As we enter the… CONTINUE READING
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