It’s the Genes, Stupid!
Woman’s Hour and sterility. 9th Feb 2012
In 1970, my Dad didn’t want me to wear jeans ‘because they cause sterility’. He had read a theory that heating up the testicles caused sterility and a taste for tight jeans could be a time bomb. He didn’t take into account that I was a hippie and wore flares.
In the years since I heard that, despite the revolution of the famous decade before my Dad’s discovery, it was found that one-in-blah couples who came for support for their inability to conceive, had not even had sexual intercourse.
Woman’s hour now has a rough calculation that men’s low/poor sperm count can account for about a third of infertility rates.
It’s the Jeans, Stupid!