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Job strain and male fertility

Hjollund, Niels Henrik I; Bonde, Jens Peter E; Henriksen, Tine Brink; Giwercman, Aleksander LU and Olsen, Jorn (2004) In Epidemiology 15(1). p.114-117
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Job strain, defined as high job demands and low job control, has not previously been explored as a possible determinant of male fertility. We collected prospective data on job strain among men, and describe the associations with semen quality and probability of conceiving a clinical pregnancy during a menstrual cycle. METHODS: Danish couples (N = 399) who were trying to become pregnant for the first time were followed for up to 6 menstrual periods. All men collected semen samples, and a blood sample was drawn from both partners. Job demand and job control were measured by a self-administered questionnaire at entry, and in each cycle the participants recorded changes in job control or job demand during the previous 30 days.... (More)
BACKGROUND: Job strain, defined as high job demands and low job control, has not previously been explored as a possible determinant of male fertility. We collected prospective data on job strain among men, and describe the associations with semen quality and probability of conceiving a clinical pregnancy during a menstrual cycle. METHODS: Danish couples (N = 399) who were trying to become pregnant for the first time were followed for up to 6 menstrual periods. All men collected semen samples, and a blood sample was drawn from both partners. Job demand and job control were measured by a self-administered questionnaire at entry, and in each cycle the participants recorded changes in job control or job demand during the previous 30 days. RESULTS: In adjusted analyses, no associations were found between any semen characteristic or sexual hormones and any job strain variable. The odds for pregnancy were not associated with job strain. CONCLUSIONS: Psychologic job strain encountered in normal jobs in Denmark does not seem to affect male reproductive function. (Less)
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10.1097/01.ede.0000100290.90888.4a
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  abstract     = {BACKGROUND: Job strain, defined as high job demands and low job control, has not previously been explored as a possible determinant of male fertility. We collected prospective data on job strain among men, and describe the associations with semen quality and probability of conceiving a clinical pregnancy during a menstrual cycle. METHODS: Danish couples (N = 399) who were trying to become pregnant for the first time were followed for up to 6 menstrual periods. All men collected semen samples, and a blood sample was drawn from both partners. Job demand and job control were measured by a self-administered questionnaire at entry, and in each cycle the participants recorded changes in job control or job demand during the previous 30 days. RESULTS: In adjusted analyses, no associations were found between any semen characteristic or sexual hormones and any job strain variable. The odds for pregnancy were not associated with job strain. CONCLUSIONS: Psychologic job strain encountered in normal jobs in Denmark does not seem to affect male reproductive function.},
  author       = {Hjollund, Niels Henrik I and Bonde, Jens Peter E and Henriksen, Tine Brink and Giwercman, Aleksander and Olsen, Jorn},
  issn         = {1531-5487},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {114--117},
  publisher    = {Wolters Kluwer Health/LWW},
  series       = {Epidemiology},
  title        = {Job strain and male fertility},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.ede.0000100290.90888.4a},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2004},
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