Putting your phone in your pocket can damage your sperm
Men don’t know that phone radiation affects testicular health
Having your phone in your pocket can cause male infertility.
Studies, by the University of Exeter and University of Newcastle, Australia, have shown that in this way a mobile can damage sperm motility and viability, as well as testosterone levels.
Reduced sperm motility, poor sperm viability and low testosterone levels are the three prime causes of male infertility.
And frighteningly 63% of men aren’t aware that the radiation emitted by a mobile phone in their pocket can cause male infertility.
Furthermore, a survey has discovered that 88% of men keep their phone in their pocket whilst on the move, and that three quarters of them aren’t concerned about the consequences.
18 to 25-year-olds are the most ignorant when it comes to fertility and mobile phone awareness.
67% of us do not realise that there is a connection between the two.
Dr Amin Gorgy, Fertility Consultant at The Fertility and Gynaecology Academy, said: “Several studies have shown a negative impact of low-level electromagnetic radiation on the sperm count, motility, viability and normal morphology.
“Increasing evidence has supported a negative effect, particularly on progressive motility and sperm DNA fragmentation.
“Progressive motility is an important factor to determine the sperm ability to fertilise the egg.
“Increased levels of DNA fragmentation can reduce fertilisation, even through IVF, and increases the risk of miscarriage.”
A phone case, called WaveWall, has now been developed to defend your exposed testicles, incoporating an anti-radiation element into its design.
The ballsack blocker deflects the electromagnetic rays on the side facing inwards, to shield the testes, whilst the other side allows for data, calls and texts to be sent and received.
Harry Gardiner, Managing Director of WaveWall, said: ““It’s very easy to get caught up in the here and now with many not thinking about fertility until they reach the point at which they would like to start a family.
“We want to educate people from an earlier age, so that they are aware that they need to start taking measures when they are younger in order to give men the best chance when they want to conceive.”