November 30, 2022

What causes male sperm count to drop drastically and female fertility rates to drop all over the world including India? Addiction, lifestyle and climate…are taking away the joy of parenthood, says scary report

Two days ago, the United Nations reported that the world’s population exceeded eight billion. The figure was acquired with the birth of a baby girl in the capital of the Philippines. There are also many other topics in this report. The world population in 1974 was 4 […]

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The United Nations reported this information two days ago world population Exceeds eight billion. The figure was acquired with the birth of a baby girl in the capital of the Philippines. There are also many other topics in this report. In 1974 the world population was 4 billion. Now this number has increased to 8 billion. That is, the population has doubled in 48 years. Now at this pace the world population will be 16 billion by 2071, but not that. According to this report, this will not happen.

But the question is when it can happen between 1974 and 2022, will it happen in the future, but this report clearly states that the population will not double. If we talk about some other reports, it is said that there is deficiency of sperm in men. Other reports indicate that women’s fertility is declining. There are many reasons behind this which we will mention below.

First understand the UN report

United Nations population estimates and many experts believe that the world’s population will not increase forever. After a few years it will peak and after that the population graph will come down. If the death rate increases and the birth rate decreases, the graph will go down. Although reports say the death rate is decreasing. Now comes the numbers to reduce the birth rate. This is the real reason why it is said that at some point the population will begin to decline. There are social, economic, scientific reasons behind it. After Corona there have been many changes in the life of every people. According to medical experts, lifestyle has completely changed.

Decreased sperm count in men – report

An international group of research team found that sperm count (sperm count) has decreased significantly in the last few years in many countries of the world including India. They noted that sperm count is not only an indicator of human fertility but also of men’s health, and lower levels are associated with increased risk of chronic disease, ovarian cancer and aging. He said that this decline reflects the global crisis related to the modern environment (environmental change) and lifestyle (lifestyle), which has a huge impact on the existence of the human species.

A report published in the journal Human Reproduction Update It used data from 53 countries. It also includes additional data collection over a seven-year period (2011-2018) and focuses on men’s sperm counts in regions such as South America, Asia and Africa that have never been reviewed before. The data showed that men living in these regions had reduced total sperm count (TSC) and sperm concentration previously observed in North America, Europe and Australia.

Now let’s talk about women’s fertility. India’s fertility rate at the time of independence was 6/woman. That is, a woman used to give birth to six children. In 1952 the government started the world’s first family planning program and it took 25 years to reach 5. India’s fertility rate further fell to four in the 1990s when Kerala became the first state in India to have a fertility rate below replacement level. Now just look at this image. According to World Population Prospects 2022, the average number of children per woman in the reproductive age group has decreased by 50%., has dropped from an average of five children per woman in 1951 to 2.4 children in 2020. India’s fertility rate is 2.0 in 2021 which means the rate has dropped by 10% in just five years. This is worrying because women don’t have children.

Why are women having problems?

CADD Delhi Survey about a week ago (CADD Delhi Survey) It was published involving 5,000 women and the study that emerged showed that alcohol consumption among women has increased sharply. Doctors say drug addiction is a serious reason for the increase in women. Both cigarettes and alcohol have direct effects on fertility. Food and lifestyle in metro cities like Delhi have changed a lot. When women in the survey were asked why drug addiction is on the rise, their answer was simple. He said, stress, loneliness, job… women start drinking more because of these reasons. Apart from this, contraceptive drugs, junk food, non-regularity, these factors together are directly affecting the fertility of women.

Low sperm count at 46

Haigai Levin, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, said India is part of this larger trend. With good data available in India, we can say with more certainty that the sperm count has dropped drastically but it has been noticed all over the world. “Overall, we’re seeing a global sperm count decline of more than 50 percent over the past 46 years, and it’s accelerated in recent years,” Levine said.

Effects on men’s health too

Although the current study did not address the causes of sperm count decline, Levin says that disruption of reproductive tract development during fetal life is associated with reduced lifelong fertility. Lenin said, lifestyle and environmental chemicals have an adverse effect on the development of the fetus. Shana Swan, a professor at the Icahn School of Medicine in the United States, said that the decrease in sperm count does not only affect male fertility. It has more serious effects on men’s health.

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