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Title: Effects of sauna on sperm movement characteristics of normal men measured by computer-assisted sperm analysis
Authors: J. Saikhun
Y. Kitiyanant
V. Vanadurongwan
Kanok Pavasuthipaisit
Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 1-Dec-1998
Citation: International Journal of Andrology. Vol.21, No.6 (1998), 358-363
Abstract: The effects of sauna exposure on sperm movement characteristics and other semen parameters were evaluated using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA). A significant (p < 0.01) decrease in average path velocity (VAP), curvilinear velocity (VCL) and amplitude of lateral head displacement (ALH) was found after exposure to sauna for 2 weeks. The altered parameters returned to their original values within 1 week after cessation of sauna exposure. Mean values for semen volume, sperm count, percentage motility, sperm morphology and sperm penetration assay (SPA) were not statistically different during and after sauna. When compared to the corresponding control values. The results suggest that increasing scrotal temperature by sauna causes a reversible decrease in sperm movement parameters.
ISSN: 01056263
Appears in Collections:Scopus 1991-2000

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