How does using a hot tub affect male fertility?

Hot tubs will not affect a man's fertility if the exposure is limited to a few minutes daily or less. Still, high temperatures can decrease sperm production. That's why the scrotum is located outside the body -- sperm production occurs at 95 degrees, cooler than normal body temperature. Thus, it's a good idea for a man to avoid prolonged exposure to hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms when a couple is trying to become pregnant. However, occasional visits to the sauna and hot tub will have no effect.

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