Men’s Fertility Fears Spawn a Mini Industry by Robbie Whelan
The print version of this article has a different heading than the online version for some reason.
(Link): Men’s Fertility Fears Spawn a Mini Industry by R Whelan
Sept 10, 2021
A crop of companies aims to make sperm-freezing a routine procedure for young men, as employers start to offer it as a benefit.
[Article opens with the example of a 39 year old man who had medical issues, so he got some of his sperm frozen]
…. For decades, the conversation about waning fertility has been focused largely on women.
… Recently, a small group of biotech startups have hatched, dedicated to what they say is an underserved market: male fertility.
Armed with recent scientific research suggesting that the quality of sperm is declining in the West, the companies are trying to make sperm-freezing a routine procedure for young, healthy men, one covered by health insurance and free of stigma.
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The Hidden Trauma of Male Infertility by E. Hanna
(Link): The Hidden Trauma of Male Infertility by E. Hanna
Infertility is Not Just An Issue For Women
For 40 per cent of couples who can’t conceive, the issue is related to the man / Alamy
There has been a lot of alarm in recent years about the declining fertility rates of Western men and the potential problems this may pose.
It is estimated that infertility affects one in six heterosexual couples, making it a common issue for those of reproductive age. For 40 per cent of couples who can’t conceive, the problem lies with the man. But despite this, fertility remains something that is traditionally viewed as a “woman’s problem”, with male infertility rarely spoken about.
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Study Reveals Nearly 60% Drop in Male Fertility Since 1970 in the U.S., Europe and Australia
(Link): Sperm count in Western men plunges to record low as scientists blame chemicals in everyday products for crisis
(Link): Huge drop in sperm count could lead to human EXTINCTION: Study reveals 60% drop in fertility since 1970 – driven by the unhealthy Western lifestyle
July 25, 2017
Humans could face extinction if sperm counts continue to drop as fast as they have done in the last four decades in Western countries, a study warns.
Researchers claim the Western lifestyle has more than halved the sperm count of men in the US, Europe and Australia since the 1970s in a new study published by Human Reproduction Update.
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