Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Copyright © 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Dunson, D. B. 2006. Fertility Studies. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
In recent years there has been increasing concern that human exposure to environmental agents may disrupt the endocrine system and alter reproduction. For example, some studies have observed secular declines in semen quality over the past 50 years, and several widely used chemicals have been shown to adversely effect human fertility. This article briefly reviews statistical methods for assessing environmental effects on human fertility, with particular emphasis on methods for analysis of data from time to pregnancy (TTP) studies.