Ingrid Gerhard, Bondo Monga, Andreas Waldbrenner,
Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproduction,
University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Heidelberg Germany
Heavy metals have been identified as factors affecting human fertility. This study was designed to investigate whether the urinary heavy metal excretion is associated with different factors of infertility. The urinary heavy metal excretion was determined in 501 infertile women after oral administration of the chelating agent 2,3-dimercaptopropane- 1-sulfonic acid (DMPS) .