Sperm counts among western men have almost halved in the last 40 years, according to a study published in Reproductive Health Journal. The study was carried out over a 38 year period from 1973 to 2011 and revealed that the sperm concentration of men from Western countries such as North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand had drastically declined by approximately 52.4%.
Although there is no hard evidence to pinpoint the actual cause, researchers believe that there could be many underlying factors that could be having a negative effect on the sperm concentration. There is evidence to suggest that toxins related to smoking, alcohol and chemicals while in utero could have detrimental and long-lasting effects on the foetus as well as aspects relating to obesity and age.
Sperm banks such as Xytex in the United States are being utilised to help combat this issue, providing a valuable and viable solution that offers the highest quality standard of sperm in the industry. Xytex has been providing donor sperm to couples struggling with fertility since 1975 and are committed to offering clients the highest quality commitment.
Fertility First has been working with Xytex Cryo International for 13 years and as a result, have an extensive donor sperm list of approximately 50 donors available for our patients at any one time with no waiting list.