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Blocking of spermatogenesis due to consumption of steroids

For the formation of sperm, the hypothalamus (located in the cerebral cortex) orders the pituitary gland (a pea-shaped gland under the cerebellum) and it secretes the hormones necessary for the formation of sperm or spermatogenesis: the hormones LH and FSH.

The formation of sperm is accompanied by an increase in the concentration of the hormone testosterone, which acts on the hypothalamus by slowing the secretion of the hormones LH and FSH, thus controlling spermatogenesis.

The administration of anabolic steroids orally or parenterally causes a continuous blockage of sperm formation due to the high concentration of testosterone. As a result, these men suffer temporary sterility.

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By (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 10/01/2019