TREND OF FERTILITY POTENTIALS WITH INCREASING AGE IN PAKISTANI MALES

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Waheed Alam
Muhammad Shoaib Khan
Jamil Khan
Riffat Bibi
Arzoo Shabbir
Muhammad Naeem
Birjees Mazhar Qazi

Abstract

Objective:

 

The objective being to examine the magnitude and the shape of the relationships between age

Methodology:

 

This experimental study with non-probability sampling was conducted in Reproductive

Physiology/Health, Public Health Laboratories Division, National Institute of Health, Islamabad during

2006-2009.

Results:

 

A total 350 patients (21-50 years) were divided age wise into three groups (21-30, 31-40 and 41-

50 years) to compare alteration in sperm count and motility. Semen profile was evaluated according to

WHO reference value for normal semen characteristics. The result of Sperm concentration showed a non

significant (p>0.05) decreasing trend with increasing age that was 0.047million/ml for every year where as

sperm motility declined significantly with increasing age at p>0.05.

Conclusion:

 

Age-related decreases in semen qualities particularly decline in sperm motility revealed that

men may become progressively less fertile as they age. However, unlike women, there appears to be no

evidence of an age threshold for men.

and semen volume, sperm concentration and sperm motility by keeping the other factors affecting fertility

directly constant among patients undergoing infertility evaluation at National Institute of Health,

Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Alam W, Khan MS, Khan J, Bibi R, Shabbir A, Naeem M, Qazi BM. TREND OF FERTILITY POTENTIALS WITH INCREASING AGE IN PAKISTANI MALES. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Oct. 21 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];25(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1130
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