To study the impact of cigarette smoking on semen quality of adult males.

  • Prahlad Chandra Agrawal Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, CCM Medical College, Durg, C.G.
  • Shiv Kumar Chandraker Professor, Department of Pathology, CCM Medical College, Durg, C.G.
  • Prarabdha Agrawal Intern, Pt. J. N. M. Medical College, Raipur, C.G.


BACKGROUND : To asses the effect of cigarette smoking on semen parameter viz sperm volume,count,motility & morphology among adult males.METHODS : Present work is carried out in 228 males of C.C.M. medical college Durg C.G. randomly between April 2016 to July 2016 & were divided  into two groups. Group 1 (nonsmokers n=140) & Group 2 ( smokers n=88) represents 36.6%. Semen obtained by masturbation after 3-5 days period of abstinence, examined for its volume,sperm count per ml, sperm count per ejaculate,percentage of motile sperm, & percentage of normal morphology spermatozoas in above two groups.RESULT: Total 228 adult male were taken in study, belongs to 21-40 years of age.The nonsmokers (no=140) were with mean age of 34.40±5.88(mean±SD). The smokers (n=88) have mean age 33.27±4.74(mean±SD).There were significant effect of cigarette smoking on sperm count,motility & morphology. Group of smokers found lower sperm count,motility,with increased abnormal morphology spermatozoas.CONCLUSION: Cigarette smoking has adverse effect on various parameter of seminal fluid & may have future effect on fertility potential of person.


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