Bacon Can Harm a Man’s Fertility (article)

Bacon Can Harm a Man’s Fertility (article)

(Link): Rasher of bacon a day can harm a man’s fertility: Half portion of processed meat ‘significantly harms sperm quality’

(Link): Just one piece of bacon a day can damage a man’s fertility

    LONDON — Just one piece of bacon a day can damage a man’s fertility, while eating a portion of whitefish such as cod or halibut every other day can improve it, researchers suggest.

    The study by Harvard University on 156 men in couples suffering problems conceiving looked at their diets and the size and shape of their sperm.

    Researchers found that men who regularly ate processed meat had significantly lower amounts of normal sperm, compared with those who limited the amount of foods like bacon, sausages, hamburgers, ham and mince.

    On average, those who ate the equivalent of less than a slice of bacon a day had 30% more normal sperm than those who ate higher quantities of processed meats.

    Meanwhile, those who ate a portion of whitefish every other day had a similar edge over those who ate foods such as cod more rarely.

(Link): Regarding the NYT page Selling the Fantasy of Fertility

(Link): Misapplication of Biblical Verses About Fertility (also mentions early marriage) – a paper by J. McKeown

(Link): Fertility crisis myth? Rates unchanged, even though more waiting to have kids (articles)

(Link): If the Family Is Central, Christ Isn’t

(Link): The Decline in Male Fertility (article)

(Link): Infertility/ Kids/ The Male Biological Clock

(Link): The Bible Does Not Teach Christians to “Focus On The Family” – The Idolization of Family by American Christians (article)

(Link): Un Happy Mother’s Day – universal church continues to worship parenthood, family

(Link): Un-Happy Father’s Day!

(Link): Salvation By Marriage Alone – The Over Emphasis Upon Marriage (and “family”) by Conservative Christians Evangelicals Southern Baptists

(Link): I’m Childless, Not Child-Incompetent (editorial by G. Dalfonzo) – The Christian Tendency to Worship Family, Motherhood, and Children

(Link): Why all the articles about being Child Free? On Being Childfree or Childless – as a Conservative / Right Wing / Christian

(Link): Population Decline and Bay-bee Obsession – Patriarchy, Quiverfull, Traditional Family, Christian Gender Complementarian Nuts

(Link): Mormons and Christians Make Family, Marriage, Having Children Into Idols

(Link) Have we made an idol of families? by A. Stirrup (copy)

(Link): Fatherhood Not Quite the Producer of Manly, Mature, Godly Men Some Conservative Christians Make It Out To Be

(Link): Get Married This Year! and other lies (from L. Turner’s blog)

(Link): Article: Smart Women Are Stupid for Choosing Not To Have Children

(Link): The Deification of Family and Marriage (re: Kyle Idleman book)

(Link): I’m Childless, Not Child-Incompetent (editorial by G. Dalfonzo) – The Christian Tendency to Worship Family, Motherhood, and Children

(Link): Jesus’ Family Values by Deirdre Good challenges conservative Christan emphasis on “family” (copy)

(Link): Cultural Discrimination Against Childless and Childfree Women – and link to an editorial by a Childless Woman

(Link): The Child Free City

(Link): Childfree Christians / Childfree childless

(Link): Do You Rate Your Family Too High? (Christians Who Idolize the Family) (article)