Effect of Body Mass Index on sperm and semen parameters for infertile Patients


Out of 130 specimens of seminal fluid were collected from patients suffering of infertility , after abstinence of 3-5 a period of days from Fertility Center Laboratories Al – Saader Medical City at Al-Najaf Province ,the study continuouse from 172011 to 192011. The aims of this study at clarifying the role of the body weight on infertility patients suffering from Normospermia , Asthenospermia ,Oligospermia ,Azoospermia ,and Teratospermia ,by calculated the Body Mass Index (BMI) for each patients as kg m2 which classify to normal weight and over weight . The results of this study revealed an increased of percentage Oligospermia percent with BMI of patients in comparison to that of other infertility types , as well as ,it showed clear effect of increase BMI to Normospermia and Asthenospermia patients which it significant decrease (P<0.05) of sperm motility, morphology and concentration of sperm compared between normal and over weight. The study results had revealed significant decrease (P<0.05) of sperm concentration , liquificative time of semen, motility and normal sperm morphology of Oligospermia suffering for increase BMI (over weight). In Azoospermia and Teratospermia patients, the results of sperm and semen parameters revealed a non significant (P>0.05) correlation ships between normal and over weight. It can be concluded that BMI correlated with reproductive physiology through increase of infertility men percent , when infertile men with high BMI typically are found to have an abnormal semen analysis represented by decrease in sperm concentration, decrease in sperm motility percent , as well as, increase of abnormal forms of spermatozoa.