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Psychosocial factors discriminate oligozoospermic from normozoospermic men

The relationship between psychosocial variables and seminal status has been confirmed by comparing a group of oligozoospermic (poor sperm) and normozoospermic (normal sperm) men.

Fertility and Sterility - Volume 79, Supplement 3 , Pages 1571-1576, June 2003
Luigi De Gennaro, Ph.D.email address, Simona Balistreri, Ph.D., Andrea Lenzi, M.D., Francesco Lombardo, M.D., Michele Ferrara, Ph.D., Loredana Gandini, B.Sc
http://www.fertstert.org/article/S0015-0282(03)00374-1/abstract

Semen quality in fertile men in relation to psychosocial stress

These results suggest that stressful life events may be associated with decreased semen quality in fertile men. The experience of psychosocial stress may be a modifiable factor in the development of idiopathic infertility.

ASSOCIATION OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY WITH OOCYTE AND SPERM NUMBERS AND PREGNANCY OUTCOMES DURING IN VITRO FERTILIZATION TREATMENT

A significant correlation showed that low egg numbers were associated with higher Depression. Sperm motility was weakly correlated with Depression scores. Women with high State Anxiety score on the egg retrieval day had significant lower pregnancy rates, as did those with higher Depression.

Psychological Reports: Volume 104, Issue , pp. 796-806. June 2009
NERMIN GÜRHAN, AYGÜL AKYÜZ, DERYA ATICI, and SEZER KISA
http://www.amsciepub.com/doi/abs/10.2466/pr0.104.3.796-806

Association of state and trait anxiety to semen quality of in vitro fertilization patients: a controlled study

Increased levels of both state and trait anxiety were associated with lower semen volume, sperm concentration and count, reduced sperm motility, and increased sperm DNA fragmentation of IVF patients, thus influencing seminal parameters at the macroscopic and cellular/subcellular levels. Similar results were obtained in the controls. Our data confirm previous observations with state anxiety and show that trait anxiety also is negatively associated with male fertility.

Relationship between psychological stress and semen quality among in-vitro fertilization patients

This study provides evidence for a significant decline in semen quality of male IVF patients at egg retrieval and demonstrates an inverse relationship between semen quality and specific aspects of psychological stress.

Robert N. Clarke1, Susan C. Klock2,4, Anne Geoghegan3 and David E. Travassos1
Oxford JournalsMedicine Human Reproduction Volume 14, Issue 3Pp. 753-758 - 1998
http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/3/753

Effects of work and life stress on semen quality

Conclusion(s): Men who feel stressed have fewer, slower sperm -- which may diminish fertility. In this first study to examine all three domains of stress, perceived stress and stressful life events but not work-related stress were associated with semen quality.

Objective
To evaluate associations between work-related stress, stressful life events, and perceived stress and semen quality.

Design
Cross-sectional analysis.

Setting
Northern California.

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