Sperm concentration has declined 50 percent in 40 years in three continents

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From Washington Post July 25, 2017 The quality of sperm from men in North America, Europe and Australia has declined dramatically over the past 40 years, with a 52.4 percent drop in sperm concentration, according to a study published Tuesday. The research — the largest and most comprehensive look at the topic, involving data from 185 studies and 42,000 men around the world between 1973 and 2011 — appears…

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China’s Sperm Count Problem

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China’s Sperm Count Problem Has Created a Billion-Dollar Market From Bloomberg July 12, 2017 On a recent afternoon, a visitor from northern China took a smoke break outside the Beijing Perfect Family Hospital. Cigarettes were one reason he had come to the capital: he reckons his nicotine habit played a part in damaging his fertility. The 38-year-old construction businessman, who…

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Adventures in Fertility

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Jason Gay on the ups and downs of the costly, often heartbreaking, sometimes comic world of fertility medicine From the Wall Street Journal Oct 30, 2015 We had a hard time. That’s OK. A lot of people have a hard time. It’s the cruel joke of wannabe parenthood: You spend your teenage years—probably your early 20s and maybe much more…

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