Worldwide, men’s sperm count is declining by 2.6 percent annually, according to a new study.
From 1973 to 2000, sperm count declined by 1.2 percent annually, but between 2000 and 2018, the rate increased to 2.6 percent, the study found.
According to the researchers, this is a huge crisis for humanity and if we do not take immediate steps, the problem will reach a level from which it will not be possible to reverse it.
The research involved an in-depth analysis of 223 research reports on more than 57,000 men from 53 countries.
The results show for the first time that declines in sperm count and concentration rates in Latin America, Asia and Africa are similar to those in Europe, North America and Australia.
According to the researchers, this means that the drop in sperm count has reached a point where couples may have difficulty conceiving.
Research published in the journal Human Reproduction Update said it has become a global problem comparable to climate change.
According to the researchers, this crisis is like an epidemic that is everywhere and its causes will stay with us for a long time.
The study did not shed light on the causes of the drop in sperm count, but the researchers said that environmental and lifestyle factors are likely to be involved.
He said that various chemicals have affected the hormonal and reproductive systems.
He added that the data is alarming and indicates that the survival of humanity is at risk as it may become very difficult for couples to have children in the future.