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first_imgGentlemen? Read the title and take note. According to a report published in the Journal of Andrology, a number of studies show that the radio frequency electromagnetic radiation that’s emitted from cell phones may actually decrease your sperm count. Not only that, but it will cause a decline in quality, as well as a decrease in sperm motility, which is a biological term referring to the ability to move spontaneously and actively.The study, published in the Journal of Andrology, is actually a combination of several similar studies done over the past few years. However, the evidence is still there to support the theory that RF-EMR can affect sperm.The author of the article, Dr. Sandro La Vignera from the University of Catania in Italy, referred to a 2008 study of 361 men in an infertility clinic. The study concluded that there’s a direct link between how long you have your phone in your pocket and a decrease in semen quality. The studies that were examined by La Vignera looked at sperm that was examined on its own, in animals, and samples from men who carried cell phones. As we mentioned, the results showed decreased concentrations, reduced motility, modified morphology (the size and shape of the sperm), and decreased viability (the ability to seal the deal).One study performed on rabbits showed that rabbits that were exposed to cell phones emitting at 800MHz for 8 hours a day over a 12 week period had a decrease in sperm concentration six weeks into the study. Sperm motility started to decrease at Week 10.Though the published report has a lot of evidence, La Vignera still admits that more studies need to be performed. However, it does show that there’s definitely a link between phone use and sluggish sperm. Still, the debate of whether or not cell phone radiation is actually harmful continues. John Walls, vice president for public affairs at CTIA, has said that the peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly shown that wireless devices aren’t a risk to public health and don’t cause any undesirable health effects.We do know that mobile phones actually release a very low level of radiation, so it’s still being determined whether it’s the radiation that’s affecting the sperm, or whether it’s the heat from the phone in your pocket (or both). The optimal temperature for spermatogenesis (the process by which germ cells divide and eventually turn in to sperm cells) is considered to be 95 degrees Fahrenheit, so raising that temperature could have an adverse affect on the process.If you never want to have kids, you might want to stick a few phones in your pockets and carry them around every day. However, if you’re thinking about making a family, you might want to carry your phone away from the family jewels.via Examinerlast_img read more