• Androgen abuse temporarily lowers fertility in male athletes

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Male athletes who tested positive for androgen use experienced a 26% lower fertility rate in the years before a doping sanction vs. controls, but rates gradually caught up with the general population in the years after testing, data show.
    “We found that androgen abuse was associated with a temporary decline in fertility and most androgen users obtained parenthood without any help from the health care system,” Henrik Horwitz, MD, PhD, associate professor in the department of clinical pharmacology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, told Healio.
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