Did you know there are 181 infertility risk factors described by Fertilitypedia?

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For today learn more about 18 male infertility risk factors

Advanced paternal age Age that may lead to the accumulation of de novo mutations, male infertility and increased genetic risks on the offspring.
Anabolic steroid-induced hypogonadism The functional incompetence of the testes with impaired production of testosterone and/or sperm due to administration of androgens or anabolic steroid
Brucellosis A disease caused by a group of bacteria from the genus Brucella and can infect both humans and animals.
Groin surgery A surgery, which is performed in inguinal part of the body.
High-load cycling Cycling is the sports modality that is predominantly associated to erectile dysfunction.
Hydrocele testis An accumulation of clear fluid in the tunica vaginalis, the most internal of membranes containing a testicle.
Hyperspermia Abnormally large volume of ejaculate, or semen.
Hypospadias A birth defect of the urethra in the male where the urinary opening is not at the usual location on the head of the penis.
Orchiectomy A surgical procedure in which one or both testicles are removed.
Orchitis An inflammation of the testes, potentially leading to reduced fertility.
Prenatal testicular maldevelopment A congenital condition characterized by the disruption of fetal testicular development.
Prostate surgery A medical term for the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.
Prostatectomy Surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland.
Sperm DNA damage DNA damages present in sperms after specialized type of cell division but before fertilization which can be repaired in the fertilized egg.
Testicular adrenal rest tumors A benign testicular tumor associated particularly with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Testicular or scrotal injury Damage of the testicles or scrotum which may be temporary or permanent.
Undescended testicle Absence of one or both testicle from the scrotum, associated with reduced fertility.
Vasectomy A surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception.

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