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Okra is a nutritious and medicinal vegetable used by many families especially in Asia and Africa. Despite its nutritional and medicinal values, okra is associated with sterility in humans especially men due to the presence of gossypol in the seed. Recently, some studies claimed that excess consumption of okra may have injurious effects on sperm parameters, testes weight, and testicular tissues. These detrimental effects may subsequently reduce male fertility or cause male infertility. Authors used available published data to explain the role of okra in male infertility. In conclusion, this review highlighted the effect of okra in male fertility.