[Masculine fertility threatened by the presence of endocrine disruptors in environment?]

Rev Med Liege. 2012 May-Jun;67(5-6):243-9.
[Article in French]


Endocrine disruptors are chemicals substances interfering with the hormonal system. These pollutants, present in environment, can lead to diseases in human being. In this article, we take an interest to some endocrine disrupting substances linked to decrease in sperm quality and testicular dysgenesis syndrome, two pathologies involve in masculine fertility decline. The role of environment in complex diseases as male hypofertility is questioned.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Down-Regulation / drug effects
  • Endocrine Disruptors / adverse effects*
  • Endocrine Disruptors / pharmacology
  • Environment
  • Environmental Pollutants / adverse effects*
  • Environmental Pollutants / pharmacology
  • Female
  • Fertility / drug effects
  • Fertility / physiology
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Male / chemically induced*
  • Infertility, Male / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Semen Analysis


  • Endocrine Disruptors
  • Environmental Pollutants