(RoyalPatriot.com )- A disastrous health pattern was found in sperm count among men in Western countries according to a new study published by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Daily Wire reported. Since the 1970s, the concentration of sperm has been decreasing, with that drop only accelerating.
The study was published in the Human Reproduction Update building on previous data that looked at Western men. Looking at new data from 57,000 men in 53 countries around the globe, sperm concentration has halved by 51% between 1973, the same year as the landmark Roe v. Wade, and 2018 from 101.2m per ml to 49.0m per ml.
Between 1973 and 2000, sperm counts reportedly dropped 1.2% per year but the trend began to accelerate by more than double, 2.6% per year, from 2000 to 2018. The study’s lead author, Professor Hagai Levine, called that an “amazing pace.”
He says that these numbers signal that something is wrong with the globe and that we must do something about it.
“I think it’s a crisis, that we [had] better tackle now, before it may reach a tipping point which may not be reversible,” he suggested.
Professor Richard Sharpe, an expert in male health at the University of Edinburgh called the trend “desperately bad news for couple fertility,” adding that this does not only present a problem for couples who want to have kids but for society at large as the elderly population will outpace the younger generations.
It is currently unclear what is causing the drop in fertility, but scientists and experts are conjuring up some theories. Some say that the burning of fossil fuels affects sperm counts, adding that the pollution also affects unborn children. Others point to dietary-related concerns, such as obesity, food, drinking, and smoking.
Other climate activists claim that the world is facing an overpopulation crisis, but the reality of some of the world’s most prominent countries, such as the U.S., China, and Japan, is that they are experiencing record-low population numbers.
The U.S. fertility rate has made record lows in 2018, 2019, and 2020, dropping by about 2% per year since 2014.