Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tough Nut to Crack

Ever since we were taught the basics of family health, contraception was always stressed by our teachers. Now, recent studies find that it is not condoms that are keeping couples from procreating, it is men themselves. In this article, David Freedman explains about the ever so rapidly changing world has taken its toll on recent generations of sperm quality. The change in daily activities, dietary habits, drugs, and alcohol abuse has led to a worldwide decline in sperm efficiency. In vitro fertilization (IVF) has become more popular with couples worldwide, which is a hot button moral debate. What does this mean for the future? Men need to change their habits, or thi decline will continue.


  1. I don't believe that a mans habits play a role in the increased rate of in-vitro fertilization. As we pollute the earth, living in a highly polluted area would certain decrease the amount of sperm produced, or cause genetic defects that make contraception difficult.

  2. What about the roles woman play in contraception? There are many cases where it is the female who can't produce fertile eggs or can't carry a baby to term because of ovary complications. So many it's not just men who need to change their habits.