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zoloft ability to conceive ?

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My fiance has been taking zoloft( a medication for depression) everysince we met, could this be affecting my ability to conceive... I have a child from a previous relationship and he has had a child that died shortly after delivery.......
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replied April 12th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Antidepressants could be responsible for reduced fertility in men.Researchers in the US had found that SSRIs, which are taken by millions of people in the UK for the treatment of depression, could be damaging male fertility.Men taking the drugs were found to suffer a ‘dramatic fall’ in their sperm count while on the treatment, the papers said. They had reduced sperm concentration and impaired sperm motility.When they stopped taking the antidepressants, the men’s fertility problems disappeared, although they came back if they started antidepressant treatment again.So,go for a semen analysis of your partner.
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