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A Fertile Imagination? Paxil May Damage Sperm

Posted on Mar 3, 2009 in Health & Wellness

A group of 35 healthy men who were given Paxil over a five-week period had higher levels of sperm with damaged DNA, according to a report in New Scientist.* Researchers at Cornell Medical Center in New York who, two years ago reported two men developed low counts of healthy sperm after taking two antidepressants, examined sperm before Paxil was given and again four weeks later. They found the men’s sperm seemed healthy – amounts of sperm and semen, and the shape and motility of sperm, were all normal. But after examining DNA fragmentation in the sperm, they noticed the proportion...

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