In recent times, male infertility has become a huge issue as in over 40% of the cases low sperm counts are a reason for the inability of couples to conceive.
The Daily Mail is now reporting that one in five healthy men between 18 and 25 have an abnormal sperm count. "Sperm counts are declining and there is mounting evidence that the problem starts even before birth," Dr. Gillian Lockwood, medical director of Midland Fertility Services in England, told the paper.
Declining sperm counts may be linked to environmental issues even before birth, researchers have said. they report that there is a "window" of testicular development in the mother's womb. If there are any problems during this window, then the sperm counts are adversely affected.
Experts also feel physicians should investigate male infertility, which can be treated using hormonal treatments like Clomid.