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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Research: The Relationship Between Stress and Infertility

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A Synopsis for Harvard Medical International and their Centers of Excellence and Constituents Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. The Mind Body Centre for Women’s Health at Boston IVF Infertility has been defined by the World Health Organization as “the inability of a couple to bring pregnancy to term after a year or more of regular unprotected intercourse”. Approximately 10-15 percent of…

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