Fertility Science and Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 92--97

Effect of age on semen parameters


Kavitha Bacchu, MIrudhubashini Govindarajan, Madhumitha Balasundaram, Ramya Jayaram, Tara Mahendran 
 Reproductive Medicine, Womens Center and Hospitals Pvt. Limited, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavitha Bacchu
Reproductive Medicine, Womens Center and Hospitals Pvt. Limited, 146b, Mettupalayam Road, RS Puram West, Coimbatore 641043, Tamil Nadu
India

Aim: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of age on various semen parameters. Settings: Womens Center and Hospitals Pvt. Limited, Coimbatore. Design: Observational cross-sectional study was conducted from October 2020 to March 2021. Study subjects: Male partners of 366 infertile couples attending the infertility clinic at Womens Center, Coimbatore. Materials and methods: Semen samples collected by masturbation were evaluated for parameters such as volume, sperm concentration, motility, and morphology as per the standard World Health Organization 2010 (5th edition) guidelines. Outcome measures: Comparison of volume, concentration, normal morphology, and motility in different age groups: <30, 30–35, 36–40, and >40 years. Results: No significant association of volume, concentration, and normal morphology with age was observed. However, there was a significant decline in motility with age. Conclusion: In the present study, motility was the only semen parameter that had a significant negative association, whereas all the other parameters did not exhibit any change with advancing age.


How to cite this article:
Bacchu K, Govindarajan M, Balasundaram M, Jayaram R, Mahendran T. Effect of age on semen parameters.Fertil Sci Res 2021;8:92-97


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Bacchu K, Govindarajan M, Balasundaram M, Jayaram R, Mahendran T. Effect of age on semen parameters. Fertil Sci Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];8:92-97
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