Global decline in semen quality: ignoring the developing world introduces selection bias

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dc.contributor.authordeonandan, raywat
dc.contributor.authorjaleel, marya
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-25T18:04:41Z
dc.date.available2012-03-25T18:04:41Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012-03-25
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of General Medicine, 2012, 5:303-306
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22670
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=9545
dc.description.abstractMultiple studies from around the world have suggested that semen quality is declining globally. However, all studies suffer from variable semen sampling criteria, selection bias with respect to the types of men volunteering to participate, and a bias with respect to a tendency to examine only samples from high-income countries. This heterogeneity in approaches, especially given the undersampling of rural and less affluent men from low-income countries, calls into question researchers' claims of universally declining semen norms.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjecthuman semen
dc.subjectquality
dc.subjectglobal
dc.subjectdeveloping world
dc.titleGlobal decline in semen quality: ignoring the developing world introduces selection bias
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.2147/IJGM.S30673
CollectionSciences de la santé - Publications // Health Sciences - Publications

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