HealthDay - Dr. Natan Bar-Chama: “Sperm, Semen Defects May Be Linked to Shorter Life Spans”

 – May 16, 2014  –– 

Men rendered infertile due to defects in their semen and sperm are more likely to die early than men with normal semen, new research suggests. "This striking increased death rate in men with abnormal semen parameters highlights the urgency and need to investigate the causes of male infertility and not to just proceed with assisted reproductive technologies," said Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, Director, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Associate Professor, Urology, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Bar-Chama added that "it is equally important to identify potential modifiable causes of male infertility that could be acted upon and subsequently decrease this increased mortality rate." Learn more