Bombshell study: Sperm counts have dropped by over 62%, suggesting an accelerated global reproductive crisis

population alarmists and Misanthropic environmentalists have long complained that there are too many people. Although there is now over 8 billion people On the planet, the crisis humanity is now facing is not one of overcrowding, but growing challenges to fertility – the ability to be fruitful and reproduce.

A new peer-reviewed study published this week in the journal Human Reproduction Update confirmed an alarming trend described by the same researchers in a landmark paper 2017 meta-analysis: Since 1973, sperm counts in men have been declining on every continent.

The researchers pointed out that ‘this global decline continues at an accelerated pace in the 21st century’.

What does the study say?

The study was conducted by Dr. Hagai Levine from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Dr. Shanna Swan of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

They found in a previous study that sperm counts had “significantly” decreased between 1973 and 2011.

This trend was “driven by a 50-60 percent drop in males” in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Levine’s team wrote at the time that “research into the causes of this ongoing decline is urgently needed”.

At the time of their original study, the researchers noted that “there were too few studies using South/Central America-Asia-Africa (SAA) data to reliably estimate trends in men from these continents.”

To determine if this is indeed a global phenomenon, the researchers recently used another decade of data and combined the results of over 250 previous studies.

After analyzing additional studies and increasing their sample size (excluding men who were already concerned about their fertility), the researchers found that between 1973 and 2018 sperm counts “significantly decreased,” not just in Western men, but in 53 countries around the world.

The decline in sperm count has “stepped steeply since 2000” by 1.4% per year and 62.3% overall.

Factors and Effects

The researchers stated that this is “now recognized as a significant public health issue,” citing a group of leading clinicians and scientists who have discussed both the “importance of male reproductive health for the survival of the human (and other) species” and “underlined the importance of male reproductive health”. decreased male fertility [is] a major public health problem.”

Levine said the Times of Israel, “The trend of decline is both very real and appears to be accelerating.”

If the sperm concentration drops below 40 million per milliliter, then fertility starts to sink. Levine said this will happen within the next ten years. Additionally, Levine pointed out that while current estimates mean men post numbers above that number, the number of men whose fertility is impaired has increased sharply.

“Our findings serve as a canary in a coal mine. We are dealing with a serious problem that, if not mitigated, could threaten the very survival of humankind and threaten our reproductive health,” Levine told the Times of Israel.

The guard reported that several factors can be to blame, such as B. Endocrine disrupting chemicals, smoking, drinking, obesity and poor diet.

The electronics men who stuff them in their pockets could also be contributing, although the trend predates the mass adoption of cell phones decades.

A Study 2014 The study, published in the Central European Journal of Urology, found that “there is a correlation between cell phone radiation exposure, levels of DNA fragmentation and reduced sperm mobility.”

according to a Peer-reviewed Chinese study from 2022 published in the international scientific journal “Reproduction, Fertility and Development”, the “daily duration of mobile phone use can negatively affect sperm motility and impair male fertility”.

In June, a study published in Andrology revealed that it wasn’t just cell phones that affected semen parameters. Researchers found “a selective transient decrease in sperm concentration and total moving parts count for 3 months” after men were given the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.

dr Ranjith Ramasamy, Director of Male Reproductive Medicine at the University of Miami Health System, said Newsweek that the numbers are “statistically significant” and that “larger studies are needed to definitively answer the question” of how profoundly COVID-19 vaccines are affecting male fertility.

dr Richard Sharpe, an expert on male reproductive health at the University of Edinburgh, told the Guardian: “These issues are not just a problem for couples trying to have children. They are also a major problem for society over the next 50 years or so as fewer and fewer young people will be working and supporting the growing number of older people.”

While “links between sperm count and infertility are well known,” the drop is a signal of other health problems.

dr swan written down that the “worrying decline in sperm concentration and total sperm count of over 1% each year as reported in our article is consistent with negative trends in other men’s health outcomes.”

The study showed that “the decrease in sperm count is associated with a decrease in testosterone and an increase in testicular cancer and male genital abnormalities.”

According to Swan, not only men are affected. This decline is also affecting female reproductive health. Bombshell study: Sperm counts have dropped by over 62%, suggesting an accelerated global reproductive crisis

Laura Coffey

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