Turku study on Male Reproductive Health
Developmental Effects of Environment on Reproduction
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Several cohorts of nineteen year old men from the Turku area have been invited to participate in the study and over 1200 men have been examined. Most of the examined cohorts have been invited for follow-up visits with 2-3 years interval. In addition, a group of 270 voluntary fertile men have been examined.
For details on the clinical examinations and sample collection, please see column on the left.
Young men born in Finland (also mother born in Finland) and living in the Turku area were invited to participate in the study.
The studies have been approved by the ethics committee of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland and they have been conducted according to the Helsinki II declaration. All participants gave their informed consent to participate in the study.
Sponsors and collaborators
Turku University Hospital
Academy of Finland
Sigrid Jusélius Foundation
University of Copenhagen
Professor Jorma Toppari MD, PhD
Horte A MD
Perheentupa A MD, PhD
Rönkä R MD, PhD
Sadov S MD
Suominen J MD, PhD
Vierula M PhD
Virtanen HE MD, PhD
Järvi J special lab. technician
The study gathers the following information:
Degree of masculinization
Testicular scan with ultrasound
Semen quality analysis
Reproductive hormone levels
DNA isolation (subcohort)
Chemical levels (subcohort)
Previous health and growth Socio-economic factors