Nothing good can come of this trend, and it may mean the end of the human race. From Dr. Joseph Mercola at theburningplatform.com:
- Men experienced a 50% to 60% decline in sperm counts from 1973 to 2011, according to a 2017 study published in Human Reproduction Update
- A 2022 update to the study includes data from 53 countries and an additional seven years — 2011 to 2018 — and the results are alarmingly similar
- Sperm concentration declined “appreciably” by 51.6% from 1973 to 2018
- The percent decline per year doubled, increasing from 1.16% after 1972 to 2.64% after 2000
- Total sperm count also declined at an alarming level — 62.3% from 1973 to 2018
- The study authors believe lifestyle choices and endocrine-disrupting chemicals in the environment are key culprits in the declines
An impending fertility crisis is upon us. Men experienced a 50% to 60% decline in sperm counts from 1973 to 2011, according to a 2017 study published in Human Reproduction Update.1 That study included men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, but was criticized because it didn’t include global data.