Semen quality in sub-fertile range for a significant proportion of young men from the general German population: a co-ordinated, controlled study of 791 men from Hamburg and Leipzig.

@article{Paasch2008SemenQI,
  title={Semen quality in sub-fertile range for a significant proportion of young men from the general German population: a co-ordinated, controlled study of 791 men from Hamburg and Leipzig.},
  author={Uwe Paasch and Andrea Salzbrunn and Hans Juergen Glander and Kai Plambeck and Harald Salzbrunn and Sonja Grunewald and Julia Stucke and Matti Vierula and Niels Erik Skakkebaek and Niels Valentin J\orgensen},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={93-102}
}
Population studies have shown that a high proportion of Nordic men may have so poor semen quality that they can be classified as sub-fertile according to international standards. A question is whether the Nordic data are specific for the Nordic countries or they should be seen as an expression of a general trend in Europe. We therefore carried out a prospective study of semen quality of young men raised in the former East Germany (Leipzig) and West Germany (Hamburg). To enable inter-regional… CONTINUE READING

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