Study finds men who smoke weed to be more fertile

Study finds men who smoke weed to be more fertile

- A study revealed that men who smoke Indian hemp have more sperm count than those who do not

- It has shown that those who smoke rarely produce sperm count below the normal threshold of 15 million/ml

- The researchers cautioned high sperm count should not be interpreted to mean fatherhood

A recent scientific study has indicated that continuous smoking of cannabis among men increases fertility.

The study by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, involved measuring the sperm count of more than 600 men from couples attending a fertility clinic.

As reported by the Bloomberg, the investigators collected over 1,143 semen samples from 662 men who had sought for contraception help at the health facility between 2000 and 2017.

Study finds men who smoke to be more fertile

According to the study, men who smoke weed have higher sperm count than those who do not. Photo: UGC

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As reported by the Bloomberg, the investigators collected over 1,143 semen samples from 662 men who had sought for contraception help at the health facility between 2000 and 2017.

The participants were given questionnaires to fill in which 55% of the men reported to have ever smoked Indian hemp, 44% said they had smoked it in the recent past and 11% reported to have been current smokers.

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Analysis of the sperm count indicated those who reported to have smoked marijuana had a sperm count of 62.7 million sperms per millilitre as compared to those who had never smoked with an average of 45.4 million/ml.

Out of those who reported to have been using bhang, only 5% had sperm counts below 15 million/ml, the threshold for normal levels as per the World Health Organisation.

On the other hand, 12% of those who had never smoked bhang had a sperm count below the normal levels.

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However, the researchers were quick to warn the findings should not be interpreted to mean continuous smoking of bhang increases virility.

"These unexpected findings highlight how little we know about the reproductive health effects of marijuana, and in fact of the health effects of marijuana in general," said lead researcher Jorge Chavarro.

"Our results need to be interpreted with caution and they highlight the need to further study the health effects of marijuana use," he added.

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This is quite a strange discovery. Recently, Legit.ng also published a finding which centered on how women who shared their husbands with others were likely to have better health and wealth.

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