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Semen quality in Greenland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15736646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: To quantify semen quality in the Greenlandic population. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study including recently proven fertile men from four regions including nine municipalities and one settlement in Greenland. METHODS: The samples were analysed for sperm cell concentrations and motility using standard methods. RESULTS: In total 201 semen samples were collected. The median sperm cell concentration of fertile men in Greenland was 53 x 10(6) sperm cells/ml, with a median sperm cell volume of 3.2 ml, a total sperm count of 185.6 x 10(6) sperm cells and a median motility of 60%. Regionally there were no statistical significant difference in sperm counts, but the sperm cell motility differed among regions, with the lowest sperm cell motility found in semen samples collected on the east coast. Overall sperm cell concentration and total sperm count in Greenland seems to be in the lower range compared to studies from Europe, USA and Japan. CONCLUSION: Within Greenland the sperm cell concentration appears to be similar in different regions, but sperm cell motility tends to be lower in men from the east coast. This may be related to the higher organochlorine exposure level previously demonstrated in this population.
Authors:
Gunnar Toft; Henning Sloth Pedersen; Jens Peter Bonde;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of circumpolar health     Volume:  63 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1239-9736     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-01     Completed Date:  2005-03-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713056     Medline TA:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Country:  Finland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. gutof@akh.aaa.dk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Greenland
Humans
Male
Semen*
Sperm Count
Sperm Motility

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