My biggest fear before I start Fin is that I wont be able to have a child afterwards, I don’t plan on being on it any longer than 4 years. My doctor told me about the risk in decreased sperm count but I didn’t ask her what percentage of men actually get it and what percentage of men get it after discontinuation. Also will my age be a factor, I’m 19 years old with not a lot of money so Fin is my only option so far.
I don’t know that there are any statistics on decreased sperm count on Finasteride, but it happens more frequently than most people realize. It appears to correct within 6 months of discontinuing the drug as the sperm cycle for production of new sperm takes 6 months on average. There is a study, however, that shows that low sperm counts is becoming a prevailing problem in the western world.
See here: https://www.npr.org/2017/07/31/539517210/sperm-counts-plummet-in-western-men-study-finds.
Also the cause of this problem seems to point to the wide-spread use of pesticides.
See here: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/04/0427_050427_strangedays3.html
What I love about this blog is that I often have to research many of the questions asked of me and learn a great deal in the process of doing this research as in this particular post.