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Influence of ejaculation frequency on seminal parameters

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, May 2015
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Title
Influence of ejaculation frequency on seminal parameters
Published in
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12958-015-0045-9
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Authors

B. Jose Manuel Mayorga-Torres, Mauricio Camargo, Ashok Agarwal, Stefan S. du Plessis, Ángela P. Cadavid, Walter D. Cardona Maya

Abstract

Several factors have been shown to influence semen parameters, one of which is sexual abstinence; a clinical criteria included in the semen evaluation to provide maximum sperm quality. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of a daily ejaculation frequency on conventional and functional semen parameters. Semen samples were collected daily over a period of two weeks of which every second sample per person was processed and analyzed according to the World Health Organization guidelines. Furthermore, mitochondrial function, intracellular reactive oxygen species production and sperm DNA fragmentation were evaluated by flow cytometry. Total sperm count and seminal volume per ejaculation declined and remained decreased for the duration of the daily ejaculation period. However, conventional parameters such as sperm concentration, motility, progressive motility, morphology, vitality and functional parameters such as sperm plasma membrane integrity, mitochondrial membrane potential and DNA fragmentation was not significantly affected and remained similar to the initial measurement throughout the daily ejaculation period. Despite intra- and inter individual variations, the average values of the basic semen parameters remained above the WHO (2010) reference values throughout the daily ejaculation period. Interestingly, a decreasing trend in intracellular ROS production was observed, although statistically not significant. The study shows that an extended 2 week period of daily ejaculation does not have major clinical effects on conventional and functional seminal parameters.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 1%
Unknown 72 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 21%
Researcher 11 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 14%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Other 6 8%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 12 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 18 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 135. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2021.
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#198,579
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