Chlamydia clue to male infertility: Aussie study

Queensland researchers suggest that asymptomatic infection may play a role

For the first time, chlamydia infection has been found in the testicular tissue of men with idiopathic infertility, Queensland researchers report. 

Chlamydia test set

They found chlamydia was present in almost half of 95 samples tested, with “profound implications” for the study of idiopathic male infertility. 

“Our findings demonstrate for the first time that replicating Chlamydia trachomatis is present in human testicular tissue and may be associated with moderate to severe spermatogenic impairment,” wrote the