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Heat Induced Inhibition of Spermatogenesis in Man

  • Roger Mieusset
  • Louis Bujan
  • Arlette Mansat
  • Helene Grandjean
  • Francis Pontonnier
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)

Abstract

A reversible depression in spermatozoa output was reported by several authors who have induced an increase in body or scrotal temperature in man (Table 1). In most of the experiments, this rise was above the physiological temperature of the body. But there was a possibility, as strongly suggested by Robinson and Rock (1967), that a sustained yet relatively Slight increase in the testis temperature might affect fertility in a way adequate to be used as a method of male fertility control.

Keywords

Sperm Motility Inguinal Canal Sperm Morphology Contraceptive Efficacy Scrotal Temperature 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Mieusset
    • 1
  • Louis Bujan
    • 1
  • Arlette Mansat
    • 1
  • Helene Grandjean
    • 1
  • Francis Pontonnier
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Sterilité Masculine, Cecos Midi-Pyrenees and INSERM U168Hôpital La GraveToulouseFrance

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