Friday, 12 July 2019

Sperm Crisis

Not that i keep count of these things but apparently we are in the grips of a sperm crisis, who knew?
The NHS have said that one in seven British couples have difficulty conceiving and in 40% of cases, the problem lies with the man and it isn't getting any better as there is a decline in fertility rates among western men with sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand had dropped by 59.3% since 1973 but nobody in a white coat and holding a test tube
knows what is causing it.
Theories thrust forward are exposure to phthalates in plastics, exposure to common chemicals, decreased genital size in boys, hormone-altering chemicals, oestrogen in the water supply, industrial pesticides, diet, drugs, sedentary lifestyle, alcohol or stress and one brilliant crackpot conspiracy theorists who puts it down to a feminist plot to emasculate and eliminate the western male.
Allan Pacey, a professor of andrology at the University of Sheffield is hoping to push drooping male fertility higher up the political and healthcare agenda and urges men to optimise their sperm count, whatever that entails, but maybe it should be considered especially if it isn't hard, but then, that seems to be the problem.

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