THE EFFECT OF SMOKING ON THE MALE FACTOR OF INFERTILITY
Cigarette smoking is widespread among the male population. Objective: to identify the degree of influence of cigarette smoking on spermatogenesis. Materials and Methods: 70 patients were examined, whose wife did not have a pregnancy in the course of 1 year of marriage. All men abused cigarette smoking. Results: 60% of patients smoked 1 pack of cigarettes per day. Asthenozoospermia is the most common among them - 45 (64,2%). Azoospermia was detected in 5 (7,1%) patients who abused tobacco. Findings: With prolonged smoking in the testicular tissue, an increased apoptosis of spermatogenic cells is observed.