BPA and sperm production

Your Melbourne FL fertility specialist Dr. Chamoun is expert at treating both male and female causes of infertility. And low-quality or low-count sperm is just one way a male partner’s fertility may impact a couple’s ability to conceive.

In new research out of the University of Washington, scientists have identified BPA as a contributing factor in sperm quality decline. A direct link between the plastics component bisphenol A, or BPA, and disrupted sperm production has been discovered by researchers. They say the chemical disrupts the delicate DNA interactions needed to create sperm. This work may have unearthed the physiological mechanism that could account for decreased sperm counts seen in several human studies.

Declining sperm counts have been a subject of concern and conjecture since the early 1990s when researchers noted a 50-year marked decline in sperm count among men worldwide. If you’re concerned about male factor infertility, contact your Melbourne FL IVF specialists at Viera Fertility Center today.


Washington State University. (2015, January 22). Effect of BPA and estradiol on sperm development seen by researchers. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 13, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150122145422.htm