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Fertility: does drinking alcohol in moderation affect male fertility?

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Dr. Peter Horvath
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Probably, yes

The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation".
For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. Alcohol use can effect male hormone metabolism which in turn can effect hormone production. Some data suggest a lower take-home baby rate with ingestion of >4 drinks per week.

In brief: Probably, yes

The real issue is in defining "alcohol use in moderation".
For many this means daily alcohol intake of 1-4 alcoholic beverages, which is significant. Alcohol use can effect male hormone metabolism which in turn can effect hormone production. Some data suggest a lower take-home baby rate with ingestion of >4 drinks per week.
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Dr. Joseph Pena
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Unlikely

While moderate alcohol use may not directly affect male fertility, if there are other factor that may affect one's liver and hormonal metabolism, then it may be possible.
A relatively simple first step is to obtain a semen analysis, which would identify male factor infertility. If abnormal, a full evaluation by urologist is recommended.

In brief: Unlikely

While moderate alcohol use may not directly affect male fertility, if there are other factor that may affect one's liver and hormonal metabolism, then it may be possible.
A relatively simple first step is to obtain a semen analysis, which would identify male factor infertility. If abnormal, a full evaluation by urologist is recommended.
Dr. Joseph Pena
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