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A study on semen profile in bicycle cyclists


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Author Details : Santosh Shivalingappa Palekar, Nivedita Vaijanath Karanje

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 490-493


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Abstract

The main impetus of the current study is to evaluate the semen analysis of bicycle cyclists and healthy controls in Bijapur.
Methods: After 2-3 days of sexual abstinence, semen samples were collected from young bicycle operators. Semen samples were also collected from the control group, consisting of young men who were not bicycle operators. After the liquefaction of semen sample (after 30 minutes) measurements of volume, concentration, total motility, and progressive motility were done, sperm analysis was done under light microscope.
Results: Semen parameters:  volume (1.65±0.17 mL vs. 3.60±0.16 mL; p = 0.0001), concentration (26.31±4.29 x 106/mL vs. 53.95±5.93 x 104/ mL; p = 0.02), total motility (54.98%±8.22% vs. 82.43%±6.97%; p = 0.03), progressive motility (21.57%±3.35% vs. 58.69%±4.82%; p = 0.004), morphology (6.98%±3.23% vs. 18.73%±2.32%; p = 0.006) were notably reduced in the bicycle cyclists in contrast  to the healthy controls.
Conclusion: Bicycle cyclists had reduced semen volume, concentration, total motility, progressive motility and high concentration of anamolous shaped spermatocytes in comparison to healthy controls.

Keywords:
Semen parameters, Bicycle cyclists, Sperm motility, Sperm morphology, Semen volume

How to cite : Palekar S S, Karanje N V, A study on semen profile in bicycle cyclists. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2016;3(4):490-493

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