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Effect of Cissampelos capensis rhizome extract on human spermatozoa in vitro
Cissampelos capensis is commonly known by the Afrikaans name ‘dawidjies’ or ‘dawidjieswortel’. C. capensis is the most important and best-known medicinal plant of the family Menispermaceae used by the Khoisan and other ...
The impact of sperm DNA damage in assisted conception and beyond: recent advances in diagnosis and treatment
Sperm DNA damage is a useful biomarker for male infertility diagnosis and prediction of assisted reproduction outcomes. It is associated with reduced fertilization rates, embryo quality and pregnancy rates, and higher ...
Smoking‐induced genetic and epigenetic alterations in infertile men
Male fertility rates have shown a progressive decrease in both developing and industrialised countries in the past 50 years. Clinical and epidemiological studies have demonstrated controversial results about the harmful ...