Does diabetes affect fertility in males?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 06/28/2017

Diabetes can cause male infertility in three ways:

  1. It affects the health of small blood vessels and lowers testosterone levels, which causes erectile dysfunction.
  2. Given that it lowers testosterone levels, it reduces the man’s libido.
  3. The combination of these three factors contributes to reducing the ejaculate volume.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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