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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 386-388

Research Article

Effect of Tobacco Chewing and Smoking on Male Infertility


Sangita R. Phatale1, Boramma S.2

1Professor and HOD, Department of Physiology, MGM’S Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Professor. Department of SPM, MR Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K. R.



Background and objective: Infertility is one of the most tragic of all martial problems and even with most resent advances in the treatment the problem cannot be solved satisfactorily. It has been reported that male infertility accounts for about 40% of infertility in married couples. Hence we wanted to investigate the effect of various addictions like tobacco chewing and smoking on biochemical parameters of semen analysis. Material and Methods: The effect of tobacco chewing and smoking was evaluated in our biochemical laboratory on 75 subjects selected randomly from OBGY infertility clinic of MRMC Gulbarga, after institutional ethical clearance. The statistical analysis was done using student paired ‘t’- test using SPSS software. Results were expressed in terms of mean and standard deviation. p-value was taken significant at 5 percent confidence level (p<0.05). Result: Semen analysis was done in 3 groups Ist control, IInd tobacco chewing and IIIrd smokers. The value of biochemical parameter shows significant decrease from Ist to IIIrd group. Conclusion: From our study we conclude that addiction has adverse effect on the biochemical parameter of semen analysis and thus affecting the male fertility.