Polyester sling scrotal cover induces oligozoospermia in normal indonesian men

Nukman Helwi Moeloek

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The objective of this study is to ascertain the effects of polyesther sling scrotal cover on sperm production in healthy Indonesian men. This prospective study consisted of 2 phases, i.e., a control phase and treatment phase trial. Ten normal healthy volunteers used polyester sling scrotal cover all day and night for 24 weeks. Semen was analyzed at a 3-week interval, and clinical chemistry and hematology were monitored at a 12-week interval. The results showed that within 24 weeks sperm concentration, percentage of normal sperm morphology, and sperm velocity decreased to below normal range in all subjects. We concluded that polyester sling scrotal cover can suppress sperm production to oligospermia in Indonesian men. Not a single subject achieved azoospermia, as compared with in Egypt study that showed 100% azoospermia in 14 men.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Indonesia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1995


  • Electrostatic field
  • Fertility
  • Male contraception
  • Polyester sling
  • Spermatogenesis
  • Thermoregulation


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