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Post by PeterCS on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 14:35

... and possibly lasses too. But relax: only in Europe, N America, Aus, NZ etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40719743

In certain parts of the world, act now, or forever hold your piece, it seems.

But some say the doctor's extrapolations are premature.


Sperm count drop 'could make humans extinct'
By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News

25 July 2017

Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned.

Researchers assessing the results of nearly 200 studies say sperm counts among men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, seem to have halved in less than 40 years.

Some experts are sceptical of the Human Reproduction Update findings.

But lead researcher Dr Hagai Levine said he was "very worried" about what might happen in the future.

The assessment, one of the largest ever undertaken, brings together the results of 185 studies between 1973 and 2011.

Dr Levine, an epidemiologist, told the BBC that if the trend continued humans would become extinct.

"If we will not change the ways that we are living and the environment and the chemicals that we are exposed to, I am very worried about what will happen in the future," he said.

"Eventually we may have a problem, and with reproduction in general, and it may be the extinction of the human species."

Scientists not involved in the study have praised the quality of the research but say that it may be premature to come to such a conclusion.

Dr Levine, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, found a 52.4% decline in sperm concentration, and a 59.3% decline in total sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

The study also indicates the rate of decline among men living in these countries is continuing and possibly even increasing.

In contrast, no significant decline was seen in South America, Asia and Africa, but the researchers point out that far fewer studies have been conducted on these continents. However, Dr Levine is concerned that eventually sperm counts could fall in these places too.
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Post by tricycle on Wed 26 Jul 2017, 16:44

Good days. We'll rid the world and racist whiteys and can form the brown empire

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Post by embee on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 00:15

Brown Empire wrote: Thank you , half cum again
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Post by PeterCS on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 01:19

"I'm here all week - don't forget to try the fish ... least I think it's fish ..."
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Post by skully on Thu 27 Jul 2017, 05:26

With extra tartare sauce? Or just a half serve?
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