Demystifying Medicine Video



This video discusses the effects of temperature on sperm count and quality. It looks at the mechanisms the body uses to keep sperm at an appropriate temperature. It also examines occupations and activities that can cause a reduction in sperm count or quality and ways to prevent this from happening.

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