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Document ID (ISN)102303
CIS number 03-1472
ISSN - Serial title 0170-2327 - Ergo-Med
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Freude G., Ullsperger P.
Title Infuence of stress on human fertility
Original title Einfluss von Stress auf die Fertilitńt des Menschen [in German]
Bibliographic information May-June 2002, Vol.26, No.3, p.82-89. 38 ref.
Abstract This article presents the findings of a literature review on the influence of stress on fertility, an aspect little considered so far in publications on stress. It is not disputed that stress is an important factor in influencing the onset of reproductive disorders, both in men and women. Among women, stress induces chronic anovulation, psychogenic amenorrhoea, false pregnancies, menstrual disorders, increased prolactin levels and miscarriages. Among men, stress induces lower sperm counts, lower sperm mobility, changes in sperm morphology, impotence, ejaculatory disorders, and lower levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone.
Descriptors (primary) stress factors; antifertility effects
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; hormones; testosterone; menstrual cycle; abortion; spermatogenic disturbances; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects