Urinary Bisphenol A, F and S levels and semen quality in young adult Danish men

Tidsskriftartikel - 2021


Bisphenol A (BPA) is considered an endocrine disruptor and has been associated with deleterious effects on spermatogenesis and male fertility. Bisphenol F (BPF) and S (BPS) are structurally similar to BPA, but knowledge of their effects on male fertility remains limited. In this cross–sectional study, we investigated the associations between exposure to BPA, BPF, and BPS and semen quality in 556 men 18–20 years of age from the Fetal Programming of Semen Quality (FEPOS) cohort. A urine sample was collected from each participant for determination of BPA, BPF, and BPS concentrations while a semen sample was collected to determine ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, total sperm count, sperm motility, and sperm morphology. Associations between urinary bisphenol levels (continuous and quartile–divided) and semen characteristics were estimated using a negative binomial regression model adjusting for urine creatinine concentration, alcohol intake, smoking status, body mass index (BMI), fever, sexual abstinence time, maternal pre–pregnancy BMI, and first trimester smoking, and highest parental education during first trimester. We found no associations between urinary bisphenol of semen quality in a sample of young men from the general Danish population.


Benson TE, Gaml-Sørensen A, Ernst A, Brix N, Hougaard KS, Hærvig KK, Ellekilde Bonde JP, Tøttenborg SS, Lindh CH, Ramlau-Hansen CH, Toft G. Urinary Bisphenol A, F and S levels and semen quality in young adult Danish men. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021;18(4):1742.
doi: 10.3390/ijerph18041742

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