Background: The growing international movement legislating medical marijuana has brought renewed interest to the role of marijuana smoking on fertility potential. Although studies have identified that sperm quality can be compromised by marijuana use, little focus has been placed specifically on those trying to conceive. In this study, we aimed to clarify the impact of marijuana use in semen quality in men being investigated for assisted reproduction. Materials and methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study at a university-based facility in Jamaica.
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Although more research on cannabis and sperm health is needed, it seems that using cannabis frequently can decrease the health of your sperm, making you less fertile. Studies have suggested that cannabis use decreases sperm count. One study looked at 1, young Danish people with penises aged between 18 and 28 years. It found that regular cannabis smoking — defined as more than once a week — was associated with 28 percent lower sperm concentration and a 29 percent lower total sperm count. Those who used cannabis more than once a week alongside other recreational substances had a 52 percent lower sperm concentration and 55 percent lower total sperm count.
With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. As recent research shows, men in Western countries are facing a fertility crisis. Sperm count in males of reproductive age more than halved between and For this reason, researchers have been looking at how different modifiable factors, such as lifestyle choices, might affect male fertility. In a new study, a team of investigators from the Harvard T.
UA Lone Tree. UA Englewood. UA Littleton. UA Denver. The use of cannabis is on the rise, as it has become legal for both medical and recreational use in several states across the country.