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Lifestyle Advice for Sub-fertile Men

  • Thomas J. Johnston
  • Rachel Hubbard
  • Oliver J. Wiseman
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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the important lifestyle and environmental factors that can influence male sexual health. Sub-fertile men who reduce their exposure to harmful substances and lead an active and healthy lifestyle can significantly boost their chances of fathering a healthy child.

Keywords

Infertility Subfertility Lifestyle Environment Occupational 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Johnston
    • 1
  • Rachel Hubbard
    • 1
  • Oliver J. Wiseman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cambridge Urology DepartmentAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Bourn Hall ClinicBourn, CambridgeUK

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