Researcher Louis Guillette of the University of Florida is internationally recognized for his work in comparative reproductive biology and developmental endocrinology. In the mid 1990’s Guillette told a congressional committee that the sperm counts of healthy American males have fallen around one percent per year since 1942.
He notes the same holds true for men in 20 other industrialized countries. In the U.S., over nine million men and women of reproductive age are affected by infertility.
Why is this happening? What is causing sperm counts to drop? Fertility clinics are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society, as more and more couples struggle to conceive. However, this was not always the case.