Has Sperm Count Dropped that much in the last 50 years?
According to an updated study of medical literature, human sperm counts appear to have decreased globally over the past 50 years by more than 50%. The discoveries could have significant consequences for human reproduction if the reduction persists and the findings are validated. Since semen quality can be a significant indicator of general health, researchers think it would also be a sign of men's overall health declining. The review and its findings have sparked discussion among male fertility specialists. Some claim the findings are accurate and urgent, but others claim the data does not convince them because it is impossible to compare historical and contemporary counts because sperm counting techniques have changed so much over time. Nearly all experts agree that the issue needs more study. “I think one of the fundamental functions of any species is reproduction. So I think if there is a signal that reproduction is in decline, I think that’s a very important finding, ” said Dr