Male Infertility

A Complete Guide to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors

  • Stefan S. du Plessis
  • Ashok Agarwal
  • Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Marcello Cocuzza, Sandro C. Esteves
    Pages 1-15
  3. Lifestyle/Personal Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Omar Haque, Joseph A. Vitale, Ashok Agarwal, Stefan S. du Plessis
      Pages 19-30
    3. Karishma Khullar, Ashok Agarwal, Stefan S. du Plessis
      Pages 31-45
    4. Diana Maria Vaamonde Martin, Marzo Edir Da Silva-Grigoletto, Asghar Abbasi, Juan Manuel García Manso
      Pages 47-60
    5. Landon W. Trost, Ahmet Gudeloglu, Edmund Y. Ko, Sijo J. Parekattil
      Pages 61-82
    6. Edson Borges Jr., Fábio Firmbach Pasqualotto
      Pages 83-92
    7. Fanuel Lampiao, Taryn Lockey, Collins E. Jana, David Moon Lee, Stefan S. du Plessis
      Pages 93-104
    8. Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Rakesh K. Sharma, Stefan S. du Plessis, Ashok Agarwal
      Pages 105-125
    9. William B. Smith II, Landon W. Trost, Yihan Chen, Amanda Rosencrans, Wayne J. G. Hellstrom
      Pages 127-140
  4. Occupational Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Jaime Mendiola, Alberto M. Torres-Cantero
      Pages 181-192
    3. Riana Bornman, Natalie Aneck-Hahn
      Pages 193-210
    4. Pieter Johann Maartens, Margot Flint, Stefan S. du Plessis
      Pages 211-223
  5. Other Factors Affecting Male Fertility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Yagil Barazani, Edmund S. Sabanegh Jr.
      Pages 227-246
    3. Sonja Grunewald, Uwe Paasch
      Pages 247-256
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-268

About this book


This unique text provides a comprehensive yet concise review of the various environmental factors and lifestyle choices which impact male fertility, with special emphasis on the mechanisms that contribute to decreased sperm production and impaired function. Internationally recognized scientists and clinicians, leaders in the field of male infertility, gather their insights and discuss how to prevent, address, and treat male infertility caused by factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, medication and drug use, obesity, dietary and exercise habits, sexually transmitted infections, psychological stress, and occupational exposure to chemicals and radiation. Written in an easy to follow, informal yet scientific style, Male Infertility: A Complete Guide to Lifestyle and Environmental Factors offers invaluable clinical guidelines for physicians and infertility experts as well as new data and research of great interest to basic scientists, andrologists, and embryologists.​


Alcohol consumption Antioxidants Environmental factors Exercise ICSI Lifestyle factors Low sperm count Male Fertility Obesity Smoking

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan S. du Plessis
    • 1
  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 2
  • Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Medical PhysiologyStellenbosch University Faculty of Health SciencesTygerbergSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of UrologyCleveland Clinic Center for Reproductive MedicineClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of UrologyCleveland Clinic Glickman Urological & Kidney InstituteClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1039-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1040-3
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