Sperm counts are plummeting among Western men

Men who don't want to become a father anytime soon can freeze their sperm before the age of 25, according to experts.

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With a manifold rise being observed in the number of infertile males, freezing the sperm before 25 can help keep infertility problems at bay.  

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"Sperm issues accounted for around 5 percent of all problems with couples he saw in 2014 but now represents 30 percent," Professor Luciano Nardo, a consultant gynaecologist at the Reproductive Health Group in Cheshire in the UK, was quoted by Mail Online as saying.

Nardo revealed very few men are aware that the DNA integrity and quality of their semen deteriorate by their mid-20s.

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As per the belief of Dr Kevin Smith, a senior lecturer in genetics, it is reasonable for males to freeze their sperm when they are around 18 in order to avoid genetic mutation.

Western lifestyle has been affecting the sperm count of men in US, Europe and Australia adversely since the 1970s by depleting the count by more than half, researchers have claimed.

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Following an unhealthy diet, drinking, smoking and stress are the main factors that affect the sperm quality adversely. Previously-conducted research also revealed that the sperm quality gets affected by chemicals present in soap, sunscreen and plastic.  

Experts have also brought to light that the fertility services available for men has been lagging behind compared to the facilities available for women in the UK.