Population alarmists and anti-human environmentalists complain about too many people. It is the increasing challenges to fecundity that allow for multiplying and fruitful life.
Human Reproduction Update’s peer-reviewed research this week confirmed a troubling trend, which was discovered by the same researchers that conducted a 2017 meta-analysis. Since 1973, sperm counts have been falling on all continents.
Researchers found that the “worldwide fall” continues at an accelerated pace in the 21st Century.
What’s the conclusion of this study?
Dr. Hagai of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University and Dr. Shanna of Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine conducted the study.
A previous study found that sperm counts decreased “significantly” between 1973 and 2011.
This is due to a drop of 50-60% among men in North America and Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Levine’s team said at the time that “research on the causes of this continuing decline is urgently needed.”
Researchers pointed out that not enough studies were done in South/Central America-Asia-Africa to be able accurately to estimate trends among men who lived on these continents during their initial study.
Researchers analyzed more than 250 studies in order to determine if it is a global phenomenon.
Researchers discovered that sperm count declined in Western men between 1973-1982. They also found evidence of a decline in 53 other countries.
Since 2000, sperm counts have been declining steadily. They are down by 1.4% per year and 62.3% overall.
Factors and Their Implications
According to researchers, this is now a serious public health problem. They cited top scientists and clinicians who emphasized the importance of male reproductive health for the survival of other species and that lower male fertility was a serious public health concern.
Levine told the Times of Israel, “The trend of decline” was very real and appears to be increasing.
Fertility starts to decline when the sperm count falls below 40,000,000 per milliliter. Levine indicated that although current estimates show men with higher average counts, the number of people who cannot conceive has risen significantly.
Our findings are a beacon within a coal mine. We need to make the world a safer place for all species and reduce exposure. Levine told The Times of Israel that he was calling on the international community to act to improve the health of women.
According To The Guardian, there could be multiple causes, including an endocrine-disrupting drug, smoking, and obesity.
The electronic gadgets men keep in their pockets can also be a contributing factor to the problem.
A 2014 study published in the “Central European Journal of Urology” found that mobile phone radiation, DNA fragmentation, and decreased sperm mobility are all connected.
Peer-reviewed Chinese research has shown that cell phone use can adversely impact sperm motility and impair male fertility. It may even lead to it stopping altogether.
A study published by “Andrology” in June revealed that cell phones weren’t the only factor affecting semen parameters. Researchers found that men who received the COVID-19 MRNA vaccination experienced a “selective, temporary decrease in sperm concentrations and total motile counts for three months.”
Newsweek was informed of this by Dr. Ranjith RAMasamy (University of Miami Health System director of male fertility medicine). He stated that statistical significance was evident and that further research is required to address the question of male fertility after COVID-19 vaccines.
Dr. Richard Sharpe, University of Edinburgh, informed the Guardian that these issues aren’t just a problem for couples wanting to have children. As fewer people live to care for the increasing number of elderly people,
While “links between infertility & sperm count” are well-recognized, a drop could be a sign of other health problems.
Dr. Swan said that troubling declines in men’s total and average sperm counts at over 1% per annum, as reported by our paper, were consistent with other negative trends in men’s health outcomes.
‘The study found that a decrease in sperm count is associated with a decline in testosterone, an increase in testicular carcinoma, and male sexual anomalies. ”
Swan states that not only are men affected, but also women.
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