Can cannabis cause oligospermia?

  1.  Morgan Sullivan

    Hello, I wanted to know if oligospermia could be caused by cannabis consumption for long periods of time on a daily basis. If so and you stop consuming it, do your sperms recover their quality again? I’m young and want to have a baby. Thx

    May 1, 2016 at 10:35 am
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  2. Sandra F. Sandra F.
    inviTRA's Moderator

    Dear Morgan,

    Marijuana consumption can affect male fertility by making sperms need a greater amount of energy to reach the egg and be able to fertilize it, which in turn may lead to infertility issues. This makes them swim slower, and therefore lead to asthenozoospermia. Daily or regular consumption of marijuana can also cause oligospermia.

    Spermatogenesis (i.e. sperm production) lasts around 3 months till the sperms are fully mature. So, keeping this in mind, producing sperms again after having left cannabis consumption could give raise to sperms of better quality eventually, yes. But it would take some time until your seminal parameters come back to normal again.

    The following article may be of interest: Marijuana and male infertility.

    I hope I have been able to help,

    Best regards

    May 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm
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