The rate of infertility in men is increasing geometrically. 20- 30 percent of married couples are being involved with regard to infertility. One out of every five couples has fertility problems. This trend is increasing because of two reasons:
One, there is increased awareness concerning the problem. Secondly, there are more problems which occurs inside the body that is related to technology. They are:
- Environmental hazards
- Work Hazards
- Demographic factor
- Sperm Count
In our Environments, being exposed to many harmful chemicals, gases, and other pollutants can make our sperm ineffective. For instance, excessive use of alternative energy leads to the release of hydrocarbons, with far-reaching consequences on the production of sperms and ovulation in women. These days, almost every home has a generator set, which releases carbon monoxide whenever they are turned on. In commercial cities, where the population of people is high and automobiles are found everywhere, the toxins released into the atmosphere gets to the body when inhaled and is harmful to the body system.
Stress is a major problem that is causing infertility in men. It can be physical, emotional, financial and psychological stress.
- PHYSICAL STRESS
This can be attributed to the kind of work/ job we do as a working class or getting ourselves involved in difficult tasks. When we don’t have enough rest for the body to recover well after many activities. It affects our nervous coordination.
- FINANCIAL STRESS
This usually occurs when a person is broke, there is conflict in the brain and may result in infertility in men. This usually triggers the stress gland. In women, when there is too much pressure on the adrenal gland, it will affect the ovary. In men, stress is known to reduce sperm production by 15%. It destroys the spermatozoa. All these far-reaching consequences on a center in the brain called hypothalamus- the center that controls some of the reproductive functions.
In the past, most women got married at the age of 24 or even below that. Today, women are getting married in their late 20s, say 28 or 29 years. The same applies to the male folks. At this age, the reproductive function is declining rapidly. Based on statistics, someone who is between 16 and 21 years of age has a fertility rate of about 75%. By the time you get to age 40, it might have reduced to 8%. So for a very good chance to have the required number of kids, someone should try and get married at an earlier age to avoid the problems that set in during the marriage, ranging from infertility in men or coming from the women. This advice is based on the fact that aging reduces the potency of all sexes and results in people not being to have children.
So many young men have defective sperms due to a low sperm count, If this is not treated, it ends up in being barren throughout one’s lifetime.