Effect of mobile phone place and its use on fertility of men

Effect of mobile phone place and its use on fertility of men (Image source: transition.fcc.gov)
Effect of mobile phone place and its use on fertility of men (Image source: transition.fcc.gov)

Main Point:

Men who use mobile phone more frequently and place their phone close to their groin have higher chances of getting abnormal sperm concentration.

Published in:

Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Study Further:

Researchers have reported that male infertility constitutes about 30% to 40% of all infertility cases. They also reported that studies are showing continuous decline in semen quality since the start of the last century. One of the potential contributing factors in this regard is thought to be radio frequency electromagnetic radiation produced by cell phones.

In the study, researchers were trying to find the relation between cell-phone usage and semen quality. They gave questionnaire to 106 men, who were asked for semen analysis. Researchers found that talking on mobile phone for more than or equal to one hour per day and during the charging of device is related to higher rates of abnormal semen concentration. People with these things may show nearly two times more chances of having abnormal semen concentration. Moreover, men, who place their phones within the less than or equal to 50 cm of their groin have higher rate of abnormal sperm concentration (47.1% for people, who place phone close to groin area, versus 11.1% for other people).

“Our findings suggest that certain aspects of cell phone usage may bear adverse effects on sperm concentration. Investigation using large-scale studies is thus needed,” researchers wrote in the paper.

Source:

Zilberlicht, A., Wiener-Megnazi, Z., Sheinfeld, Y., Grach, B., Lahav-Baratz, S., & Dirnfeld, M. (2015). Habits of cell phone usage and sperm quality – does it warrant attention? Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 31 (3), 421-426 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2015.06.006

Usman Zafar Paracha

Usman Zafar Paracha is a sort of entrepreneur. He is the author of "Color Atlas of Statistics", and the owner of an Android game "Faily Rocket."

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