Cell Phone Use May Affect Male Fertility

Researchers in Austria and Canada recently discovered that cell phone use may lead to lower sperm quality and decreased fertility....
Researchers in Austria and Canada recently discovered that cell phone use may lead to lower sperm quality and decreased fertility. Thus the researchers say that men who want kids and who have already been diagnosed with poor sperm quality should perhaps try to limit their cell phone use. cell phones affect sperm, male fertility, male infertility, infertility, sperm quality Rany Shamloul, a co-author of the study notes, "Our findings were a little bit puzzling. We were expecting to find different results, but the results we did find suggest that there could be some intriguing mechanisms at work." The research team at Queen's and at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, found higher levels of circulating testosterone in men reporting cell phone use, but also that pesky lower sperm quality. These men also had lower levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), an important reproductive hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain. The researchers think that it's possible that electromagnetic waves (EMW) emitted by cell phones may have a dual action on male hormone levels and fertility. Obviously, cell phones haven't been around too long, so more research is needed, but if you're struggling with fertility issues, why not lay off the cell phone a bit. Results of the research appear in the journal Andrologia, published by Wiley-Blackwell. + Source [image via sxc.]

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Joel Haspel January 31, 2013
Thank you for bringing up this important men’s health issue. Cell phones in close proximity to the male reproductive system can cause real damage. That’s why my company has developed a new pocket insert that deflects heat and radiation away from the body, without interfering with the way the phone works. Check it out at http://www.cellulardeflector.com.