Out for the Sperm Count: mysteries of a declining resource

  • 24 Sep 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Northwestern University Chicago Campus - Baldwin Auditorium 303 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611

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Out for the Sperm Count: mysteries of a declining resource

Since 1974, there has been mounting evidence of declining human sperm counts in several industrialized populations. But there are marked differences in occurrence and timing between regions, suggesting an environmental effect. Sperm counts have not yet declined to levels where fertility is severely threatened, but how serious is the problem and what might the future hold for our species?

Aurthor & Field Museum Curator, Prof. Robert Martin discuses this and more from his new book -  
How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
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