A Danish study found a 50% drop in sperm counts in fifty years; in Edinburgh, a 25% drop in the last twenty years; in Paris, a similar decline. Although some of the data has been challenged, other studies confirm worrying changes to human reproduction. There has also been a startling increase in testicular cancer and sex organ abnormalities of baby boys. Some scientists argue that if the decline continues at the same rate, it will not be too long before human reproduction will be under threat. This change to human reproduction is mirrored by extraordinary changes to wildlife. There are species showing signs of 'feminization', their phalluses severely reduced in size, and others are mysteriously 'changing sex', the males producing eggs just like females. Cancer, too, has been brought into the debate: the increased incidence of breast cancer and prostate cancer. It has been argued that all these changes have one thing in common. They can all be affected by exposure to the female hormone oestrogen. Recently it has been discovered that many man-made chemicals can act like 'weak oestrogens', imitating the female hormone and other hormones. Hormones are the most potent chemical messengers in the body because they act directly on the genes, instructing our cells how to behave and controlling critical body functions. There is evidence that some chemicals used in plastics, pesticides and many industrial products can mimic them, and may randomly create havoc with our reproduction and sex development, and may even play a part in some cancers. More frightening still, these are chemcals which we are eating, drinking, breathing and bathing in' They are chemicals which no human infant escapes, sometimes even from before birth.check out www.dhushara.com/book/renewal/voices2/femn.htmwat do you guys(and girls think)for the purpose of just getting laid it could be could, then you wouldn't need money for condoms, just fire blanks, but for the purpose of making babies.... not so good.
Sperm count's dropping
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In some river(s) in England, there is apparently so much female hormone getting into the water (from consumption of birth control pills) that it's causing male fish to switch to female, where they're sometimes even able to carry eggs.
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It is a worry, and the load of female hormone-like substances is indeed a problem. It's not clear that this is the cause of the male sperm count drop, though, because it has been dropping badly even in places that are relatively less polluted.
I've read that study before, and it doesn't line up with most of the other sperm count studies around the world. While there has been an overall decline in sperm counts in the last 50-100 years, it has been slight. That Danish study is kind of an outlier, showing a major drop in sperm counts, which isn't representative of the world population. There was another study that showed Danes had the lowest average sperm counts of any country studied. So I don't know what's going on with the Danish, but it is very odd. There must be something specific in that region (chemical or natural) that is causing sperm counts to decline. Despite the drop in sperm counts, I'm not sure if they are having fertility problems there yet.
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sorry....but reading that really hurt my brain... lol. like, i have a headache now..honestly.
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