Semen Abnormalities Associated with SSRI Antidepressants

Rob Wipond
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“Several studies have found altered semen parameters after exposure to SSRI antidepressants,” stated the French non-profit medical continuing education organization Prescrire in a special report. “Although the role of SSRIs is uncertain, it is justified to take into account the observed effects on sperm quality and to inform exposed patients.”

According to Prescrire, studies in male animals have shown “delayed sexual development and reduced fertility.” In addition, several cohort studies “found altered semen parameters after as little as 3 months of exposure” to antidepressants, along with “reduced sperm concentration, reduced sperm motility, a higher percentage of abnormal spermatozoa, and increased levels of sperm DNA fragmentation.”

(Summary) Semen abnormalities with SSRI antidepressants (Prescrire, January 1, 2015)

4 COMMENTS

  1. OMG – these drugs cause a rise in miscarriges and birth abnormailites when taken by women and sperm abnormalities when taken by men.

    Poisons for Profit

    Nationalise the drug companies to stop this gross distortion of what they are supposed to do – improve human health

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