Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Male Fertility : A Prospective Hospital Based Study

  • K Sravan Reddy Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Natekal, Mangaluru.
Keywords: Sperm motility, Smokers, Non-smokers, Fertility


Background: World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that smoking is very much prevalent among 30% of all 15 years and older men. Approximately 46% of smokers (men) belong to reproductive age (20∼39 years of age). A survey from 187 countries reported that the prevalence of smoking in male smokers was decreased from 41.2% in 1980 to 31.1% in 2012. Though, the number of everyday smokers increased from 721 million in 1980 to 967 million in 2012.

Methods: Eighty male cases were included in this study. Out of eighty male cases 51 had low sperm count & 29 cases were normal. The study was conducted in Department of General Medicine, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences, Natekal
Results: In the present study, low sperm count was occurred in 36.3% and normal sperm count was occurred in 63.7% cases.

Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that smoking has severe effects on male fertility. It decreased the sperm motility and sperm count and causes a further decline with continuation of smoking for more than five years.


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How to Cite
Reddy KS. Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Male Fertility : A Prospective Hospital Based Study. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2018Dec.29 [cited 2023Sep.26];4(4):74-6. Available from: https://iabcr.org/index.php/iabcr/article/view/446