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What effects do hormones have on male fertility?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 09/05/2022

Generally, hormonal analysis in men to study their fertility consists of determining the levels of testosterone, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone).

FSH is involved in spermatogenesis, that is, in the formation of spermatozoa in the seminiferous tubules.

On the other hand, LH acts on the Leydig cells and secretes testosterone, the male sex hormone par excellence.

Finally, testosterone is involved in the development of male sexual characteristics. Thus, testosterone is responsible for the growth of muscle mass, beards and body hair.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.