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Research Suggest That There Is a Significant Drop in Fertility Among Western Men

  • 2018-07-30 17:29
  • 아시아뉴스통신=Timothy Montales 기자
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Humanity might face extinction sooner than we think.A recent study reveals that there is a 60 percent decline in fertility among Western men since 1970.One of the perceived leading causes points to an unhealthy lifestyle despite other possible causes such as chemical exposure, environmental factors, and the increased cases of obesity in Western countries.

There is an exactly 59.4 percent sperm count decline through the men that were studied.This new study is published by Human Reproduction Update and the subjects that were inspected by researchers were mostly from the regions of United States, Europe, and Australia.A similar study was made by the researchers at Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in which case they investigated the existing studies that determine the fertility rates among men from North America, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe between 1971 and 2011.Meanwhile, in the parts of South America, Asia, and Africa, no fertility drops have been observed due to lack of study.

“Decreasing sperm count has been of great concern since it was first reported twenty-five years ago.This definitive study shows, for the first time, that this decline is strong and continuing,” says Dr.Shanna Swan from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

A huge drop in fertility rates that are showing in the quarter of the globe is quite alarming due to the possible causes of this decline.Dr.Hagai Levine, the lead author of the current research, expressed his dismay over these findings in which he links this issue to a possible human extinction unless it is addressed.This is not only seen as a biological problem but as an environmental problem as well that affects their lifestyle.

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