Assessment of the Possibility of Men's Infertility Depending on Occupation
The objective is to assess the reproductive health status of men of fertile age and to establish whether the type of occupational activity may be one of the causes of male infertility in Penza Oblast (Russia). Methods: Archive data was collected, and statistical analysis was carried out. Based on the information obtained from the patients' medical history and the results of spermograms, a database was formed. The authors determined whether age-related changes in the body could be one of the causes of infertility in the study group. Results: According to archival data for 2014-2018 in Penza Oblast, male infertility was identified predominantly in persons aged 26 to 36 years, which could be caused by low physical activity during working hours. Conclusion: The sedentary lifestyle of men associated with professional activity causes an increase in the temperature of the scrotal organs. Therefore, spermatogenesis and its hormonal regulation are disturbed, which leads to the development of male reproductive health disorders. The patients were divided into two groups according to their activity during working hours. A comparison of the obtained results and the results of statistical analysis allowed the authors to conclude that the probability of male infertility is higher in men who are sitting for a long time than in those who are physically active during the working day.