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Table 6 Doping agents and their effects on male sexual and reproductive health

From: Sport, doping and male fertility

Substance(s) Used: Effects on…
Sexual desire Erectile function Ejaculatory function Male fertility
Androgenic anabolic steroids – for ergogenic and anabolic actions
– for effects on CNS (↑aggressiveness, ↑ competitiveness…)
↑ or ↓ ↓ (delayed ejaculation, anejaculation)
β-blockers – to ↓ anxiety
– to ↓ tremors
– to ↓ heart rate
  ↓ (delayed ejaculation, anejaculation)  
Diuretics … as masking agents
… for bodybuilding
  ↓ (delayed ejaculation, anejaculation)  
Amphetamine, stimulants … for effects on CNS (↑aggressiveness, ↑ competitiveness…)
… for (unproven) ergogenic properties
↑ or ↓ ↑ or ↓ (premature delayed or ejaculation, anejaculation)