Occupational heat exposure and male fertility: a review.

  title={Occupational heat exposure and male fertility: a review.},
  author={Patrick Fernand Thonneau and Louis Bujan and Luc Multigner and Roger Mieusset},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  volume={13 8},
In humans, as in most mammals, spermatogenesis is temperature dependent. This temperature dependence has been clearly demonstrated by several experimental studies showing that artificial increases in scrotum or testicle temperature in fertile men reduce both sperm output and quality. Our knowledge of the effects of occupational heat exposure on male fertility comes mostly from a small number of epidemiological studies. We conducted an extensive review of these published reports, focusing on… CONTINUE READING

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