In Denmark, all young men, except those suffering from severe or chronic diseases (<15%), are required to attend a medical examination before they may be considered for military service.
In collaboration with the military health authority, young men attending these medical examinations in the greater Copenhagen area in Denmark are asked to participate in The Male Reproductive Health Study. Those men who consented to participate were examined at the Department of Growth and Reproduction at Rigshospitalet. Until now, more than 6000 young men have been included in the study.
More details about the clinical examinations, samples collected, clinical biochemistry and analytical chemistry carried out until now can be found HERE.
The study was approved by ethical committees of the Capital Region (RegionH) and in accordance with the Helsinki II declaration. All participants gave their informed consent.
Senior scientist and Consultant Niels Jørgensen
Loa Nordkap MD, PhD
Peter Christiansen MD, PhD
Tina Kold Jensen MD, PhD, Prof
Ulla Nordström Joensen MD, PhD
Anne-Kirstine Bang MD, PhD
Marianna Krause MD, PhD
Niels E Skakkebæk, MD, Prof