Niels Henrik Ingvar Hjøllund

Birthweight and semen characteristics

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  • Afdeling for Epidemiologi
  • Arbejdsmedicinsk Klinik, NBG
A correlation between birthweight and sperm counts in adult life was anticipated
because impaired fetal growth could impair replication of Sertoli cells produced in fetal life. Furthermore, it was expected that males born with a high birthweight might have impaired sperm production as they are expected to have been exposed to higher levels of oestrogen in fetal life. We examined these predictions by including midwives records for 296 Danish males that had taken part in studies on male fecundity for other reasons. The study provided no support for these expectations. If anything, males born with a birthweight of 3000±3999 g had slightly lower sperm counts and more abnormal spermatozoa.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Andrology
Vol/bind23
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)230-235
Antal sider6
ISSN0105-6263
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2000

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