Listen & learn: 6 infertility myths busted

by Trina Remedios

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There are some studies which show that age does play an important part in male fertility. These studies found a direct link between paternal age and an increased risk of autism and schizophrenia.

1. Age does not affect male fertility

“There are some studies which show that age does play an important part in male fertility. These studies found a direct link between paternal age and an increased risk of autism and schizophrenia.”

2. Smoking doesn’t affect male fertility

“Smoking increases male infertility by 30 per cent.”

3. Weight does not affect fertility

“Being overweight presents a multitude of health issues, and can affect male fertility. Obesity also causes elevated estrogen and low testosterone levels, which can cause sperm count to decrease. Overweight males also experience a decreased libido.”

4. Stress is one of the major causes of infertility

“This is false, because stress does not affect one’s sex drive nor does it affect the quality of the semen or the quantity.”

5. Only older men have infertility problems

“Even young men can face infertility problems. The absence of sperm or very low sperm count can affect men as young as 20.”

6. Having sex everyday enhances fertility

“No. In fact, it may decrease one’s chances of conceiving. As the egg has life for only 24 hours and having sex more often than usual will only work during the woman’s fertile period and not otherwise.”

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