IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 9, September 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Lalitha. C., Sayee R.
Reproductive failure or infertility may be due to several factors that are not limited to one sex. It remains a common problem causing significant psychological distress to those affected individuals and who are increasingly seeking medical advice. Male infertility means inability to induce conception in normal woman within a year. The etiological factors associated with male infertility are anatomical, developmental, seminal, hormonal, immunological and environmental factors. The paper was aimed to highlight the environmental factors and its association to male infertility and seasonality of birth and its influence. The data was collected from the 75 male patients referred with infertility for karyotyping and counselling. Their age ranged from 21 to 45 years. It is opined that certain occupations are preferentially associated with male infertility.