Comprehensive men’s health and male infertility

Jeremy T. Choy, Michael L. Eisenberg


There is increasing evidence that male infertility may be a harbinger of comorbid medical illness. Existing studies have shed light on associations between infertility and the prevalence of cardiovascular, metabolic, and oncologic disease, along with rates of hospitalization and overall mortality. Although theorized mechanisms include genetic, developmental, and behavioral precipitants, the exact nature of these associations remains unclear and warrants further investigation.