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Men see drastic decrease of the number of sperm, study claims

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Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen: We have a sperm shortage.

A new study shows that male infertility is skyrocketing — with the amount of men who are in treatment seven times, and the quality of the sperm decreases dramatically over the last 15 years.

“This is a public health problem,” said Dr. Ashley Tiegs, principal investigator on the seed study.

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She told the Daily Mail over the weekend about the results, which are set to be Monday, presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Denver.

Her team analyzed the samples of the fertility centers in the US and Spain between 2002 and 2017.

“Total motile sperm has been shown to be more productive of results for the pregnancy,” Tiegs explained. “It is also correlated with the development of the embryo and expansion of routes. We wanted to know if the total motile sperm count was affected, and if it drops, what are the consequences?”

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Tiegs’ team not only to find that the number of men seeking treatment has risen from 8,000 to 60,000 during the period, but sperm also decreased.

In addition, the rate of the male connection with IVF cases has risen and is expected to be even higher.

“We had not expected, that the trend of the number of sperm falling has real treatment implications,” Tiegs said.

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