Male sperm count plummets by alarming 50% in last 40 years
There is increasing concern around the alarming rate at which male sperm count is declining. Results from a recent scientific study show that sperm counts of men have decreased by as much as 50% in the last 40 years.
Diets, chemicals and environmental factors of today are having adverse effects on male fertility.
Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director at CREATE Fertility, said more needs to be done to educate men and boys about their fertility.
“The findings of this study are extremely important and raise public health concerns when it comes to male fertility,” she told HuffPost UK.
“It is about time that we start educating boys and men about the effects of smoking, obesity, exposure to pesticides and plastics, and sedentary lifestyle on their reproductive health.
“We also need to address the possible effects of maternal smoking and exposure to hormones in pregnancy, during a critical window of foetal testicular development.
“I urge the Department of Education to include fertility education as part of the curriculum in secondary schools, as it can help raise awareness and prevent future infertility.”
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