Mobile Calls Put Sperm on Hold

Some men see them as a status symbol, but research has found mobile phones could be destroying that other badge of masculinity - fertility. Men who spent hours talking on their mobile phone had significantly lower sperm counts than usual, according to a study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference.

Ashok Agarwal, from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio in the US, examined 364 male fertility patients and found heavy mobile phone use led to men producing fewer and poorer-quality sperm. "There was a significant decrease in the most important measures of sperm health," Dr Agarwal said. "People use mobile phones without thinking what the consequences may be. It's just like using a toothbrush - but mobiles could be having a devastating effect on fertility."

He found that sperm count, viability, motility and shape declined as mobile phone usage increased. Within the study group, those men who did not use mobile phones were found to have average sperm counts of 86 million per millilitre. This dropped to 69 million per millilitre for men with mobile phones who used them less than two hours a day, 59 million per millilitre for usage of two to four hours and 50million per millilitre for more than four hours a day. A normal sperm count is considered to be anything from 20 million per millilitre to 150 million per millilitre.

"The effect of mobile phones on sperm may be due to the electromagnetic radiation the devices emit or to the heat theygenerate," Dr Agarwal said yesterday.

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Quote - Croquant said @ #8
I remember when reports cam out that said that cell phones casue cancer. Then it turned out they didn't. Now they casue low sperm count.
Riiiighttt.... :suspicious:


- Next time they will say that it will cause blindness..

Dude that's BS. Not one sole has proven or disproved that cellphones do ANYthing yet. Once they have been around for about 10-15 more years, we will know.

Well, men aren't really "talking", but listening to their girlfriend b***h at them.
... And by "listening", I mean in one ear and out the other with the occasional "mhmm".

This is complete BS. They are completely unrelated.

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." - Mark Twain

I hate these kinds of articles. Its just another one of those "cell phones cause........" articles. All it is, is someone research put into print with no real hard evidence. Kind of like back in the day...milk caused cancer and all kinds of other crap. Now its cell phones. The article stated, possibly the heat from the cell phone...caused.... Now I would bet that a man's testicles would get more heat from the man's own body than from a cell phone since I seriously doubt that a man will have a phone sitting directly on his crotch all day long. This study is full of crap. I also bet you that if it hasn't happened already that the same exact study can be done with the same results even if they switched out cell phones for briefs or tighter underwear. These studies usually go in one end and right out the other.

I have a feeling that there is no actual causal relationship here. There may be this relationship, but there is in no way proof that cell phone use causes the sperm count to go down. There are too many other variables.

I hypothosize that men that spend more time on their cell phones are one ore more of the following:
1. Stressed
2. Overworked
3. Don't get enough sleep (due to reasons 1 or 2)
4. Live around other environmental factors
5. Wear tighter pants/underwear (body heat can indeed kill sperm, so men wearing clothes that keep their testies closer to their bodies can have lower sperm counts)

Quote - Hooya said @ #16
I have a feeling that there is no actual causal relationship here. There may be this relationship, but there is in no way proof that cell phone use causes the sperm count to go down. There are too many other variables.

I hypothosize that men that spend more time on their cell phones are one ore more of the following:
1. Stressed
2. Overworked
3. Don't get enough sleep (due to reasons 1 or 2)
4. Live around other environmental factors
5. Wear tighter pants/underwear (body heat can indeed kill sperm, so men wearing clothes that keep their testies closer to their bodies can have lower sperm counts)


"Here Endeth the Lesson" - Common sense prevails.

Thank you! It is after all only one of the basic tenets of testing a hypothesis. Now if someone from CNN, FoxNews, CBS, ABC, NBC, the New York Times, and Time could understand this we would be set (substitute your “favorite” media corporation). However, this would not lead to fast paced, moving stories that can be disseminated on an emotional level that the public at large can understand (their opinion, not mine). Well, we can always hope.

Well.....I've read up on a good amount of reports stating ear cancer and whatever from using cell phones..but since I hardly ever talk on my cell with it in my pants....good chances are the two studies must differ quite a bit.

The radioactivity generated by cellphone is *high* when start any call then the level goes almost to zero, so to use a long or a short time really don't matter, just keep the phone far away of your "best friends" when keep idle.


This just in!!!!! Research has proven that 4+ hours a day of cell phone usage results in rediculousy high phone bills!!
Tell you neighbors quick!

I WONDER! ... if you rub the cell phone on your crotch for loooong periods throughout the day how much of a huge dent that would put in your sperm count? or perhaps use a laptop in your lap for 12 hour periods everyday... hmmm lol.

Really you should only be worried if your sperm count has dropped to less than 20 million as a result of usage. Im sure both actions above would cause a humongous drop so keep that phone or even laptops away from those CROTCHES!. You prolly shouldn't worry too much about just talking on your phone that most likely wouldnt really make a diffrence it would only decrese it but it wouldn't drop down below average.

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