Association Study Between Periodontal Disease and Male Infertility

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First received: June 9, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2010
History: No changes posted
The aim of the present study is to examine the association between fertility parameters and the periodontal status of men attending fertility and in vitro fertilization clinic.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Periodontal Status of Males Attending in Vitro Fertilization Clinic

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Positive association between periodontitis and infertility

Males attending in vitro fertilization clinic

Detailed Description:

An association has been found between periodontal diseases and preterm low birth weight, coronary heart disease, and cerebral infarction. Anaerobic gram negative bacterial plaque that forms subgingivally is the direct causative factor for the development of Gingivitis and Periodontitis.

However, its possible association with male infertility have not yet been investigated.


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 50 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Males attending in vitro fertiliztion clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consent to participate in study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Systemic uncontrolled disease
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01140945

Hadassah medical organization
Jerusalem, Israel, 91120
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Responsible Party: Avigdor Klinger DMD, PhD, Department of Periodontology, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT01140945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Klinger-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: June 9, 2010
Last Updated: June 9, 2010
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mouth Diseases
Periodontal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on November 25, 2015