Good for Mood, Bad for Brood


What a bummer: Certain anti-depressants can sabotage a man’s sperm, a new study in Fertility and Sterility reports. When 35 men took the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) Paxil for 4 weeks, half suffered enough DNA damage to their sperm to reduce their fertility. “We believe all SSRIs have this effect, since they work in similar ways,” says study author Peter Schlegel MD. If you and your partner are trying to conceive, talk to your doctor about temporarily going off the meds.


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