Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

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Naina Kumar, Amit Kant Singh

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Role of Zinc in Male Infertility: Review of Literature

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Author Details : Naina Kumar, Amit Kant Singh

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2016

Article Page : 167-171

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Infertility is a worldwide problem with male factor contributing equally to infertility as females. Zinc is one of essential trace elements required for normal physiology of male reproduction and plays important role in spermatogenesis. The process of spermatogenesis is well studied and understood, but studies related to role of essential nutritional elements like zinc; necessary for normal spermatogenesis are not yet covered thoroughly in detail. The present review throws light on role of zinc in human spermatogenesis as well as its effect on male infertility. Method: The literature regarding male infertility and role of zinc in male reproduction was searched from various journals and published peer-reviewed articles on Pubmed, MEDLINE, Embase and Google Scholar till 2015.

Key words: Contraception; Infertility; Spermatogenesis; Sperm count; Testosterone

How to cite : Kumar N, Singh A K, Role of Zinc in Male Infertility: Review of Literature. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2016;3(2):167-171

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