Influence of the abstinence period on human sperm quality: analysis of 2,458 semen samples.
Center for Human Reproduction Prof. Franco Jr., Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
Paulista Center for Diagnosis Research and Training, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
- Published Article
JBRA assisted reproduction
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Increase in the sexual abstinence period influences sperm quality. This study reinforces the importance of the duration of ejaculatory abstinence on semen parameter variation. It highlights the deleterious effect of increased abstinence on DNA damage, which is most likely associated with ROS (mitochondrial damage/number of leukocytes). The increase in chromatin packaging can represent a protective feature for DNA.
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