Why Stress May Hurt Your Chances Of Fatherhood

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Men, you now have one more very important reason to keep calm and carry on. According to a study recently published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, psychological stress may weaken sperm quality and sperm fertility.

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“Men who feel stressed are more likely to have lower concentrations of sperm in their ejaculate, and the sperm they have are more likely to be misshapen or have impaired motility,” study researcher Pam Factor-Litvak, Ph.D., an associate professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, said in a statement. “These deficits could be associated with fertility problems.”