Male Fertility Problems

In this article, I want to talk about how to reverse male infertility naturally. So as men, we are very fortunate that we are still able to have children even in our later years. I’m 43 years old, and I don’t have any kids as of yet. But it’s nice to know that if I want to have kids with my girlfriend, the option is still there. Now this doesn’t guarantee 100% that I’ll be able to impregnate her because as men the quality and quantity of our sperm tend to decline as we get older.

Now many times when a couple is trying to conceive a child, it is oftentimes the woman that gets blamed for the fertility issues. When in fact around 50% of cases is actually the man that has issues with fertility. A  2012 study revealed that only 1 in 4 men has healthy sperm counts. And researchers estimated that sperm counts worldwide has fallen by 50% since the 1930’s. Now back in the 1930’s men were averaging around a 100 million sperm per milliliter of semen, whereas today many men aren’t even reaching the required minimum fertility rate of 40 million sperm per milliliter of semen.

Now that particular study only focused on total sperm count per ejaculate. But there are two other factors that medicine looks at when evaluating the quality of your sperm. And they are morphology and motility. Morphology is the shape and structure of each individual sperm. Motility is the sperm’s ability to swim strongly towards its objective which of course is the egg. So not only do many men today have lower sperm counts, but they also have more sperm that is deformed and poor swimmers. So along with a lot of socioeconomic issues, this decline in sperm production may partly explain the decline in industrialized nations when it comes to birth rates.

Unfortunately, when it comes to explaining the exact causes for this decline in sperm quality and quantity that we see in industrialized nations, there’s no general consensus in the scientific community. One theory is that is caused by environmental toxins in the form of endocrine disruptors. These endocrine disruptors chemicals can be found in things like:

  • agricultural pesticides used to produce such as fruits and vegetables;
  • they can also be found in personal care products in the form of phthalates;
  • in plastics in the form of Bisphenol-A.

And what these chemicals do is upset the delicate balance of your hormones, and they can suppress testosterone levels, and they can also suppress sperm production. So it stands to reason thereby minimizing your exposure to these endocrine disrupting chemicals in your immediate environment. This will go a long way to improving the quantity and quality of your sperm.

I have the link to an excellent website called the Environmental Working Group. And on that website, they have a listing of food products, personal care products, and household cleaning products, and they rate them based on the amount of chemicals and toxins that they have in them. So they can help you to make healthier choices when you’re shopping.

Difference Between Male And Female Sexual Dysfunction

I’m here today to discuss with you the forms of female sexual dysfunction. We hear information about male sexual dysfunction,  ED, and whatnot. But female sexual dysfunction or FSD is something that maybe many of us haven’t quite heard about.

The idea of how can I address women sexual helalth was always there. And I will tell you that I went to medical school in the late nineties. And I was a second-year medical student when Viagra was approved. And I will never forget we had a one-hour lecture on sexual dysfunction. And we spent 59  minutes on erectile dysfunction and the great new drug Viagra that was coming out. We spent one minute one female. And what this person said was, you know, the majority of sexual issues in women are psychological in nature. So I really advise my patients just to go home, relax, have a glass of wine, and they’ll be fine. And I remember I thought my head was going to explode when I heard that. I couldn’t believe that that was the solution.

Then you know Viagra comes out, and there are a bunch of what I call menopause aged men who having this renaissance in their sexual function, I mean they’re now able to have erections again. But the problem is that their female counterparts, who are the same age, had been going for years with low sex drive, and vaginal dryness, and having painful intercourse. And many marriages, they decided, you know, sexual intercourse is not something we’re going to do because of your erectile dysfunction and my issues. So there was this silent contract of we do other forms of sexual intimacy but not penetration.

So Viagra comes out and all the sudden the men are ready to go, and the women are like “wait, what about me?”. And I don’t know if you know this that in the early 2000-2001 there was a third of divorces due to  people stepping out on a relationship because again the women were not able to keep up with their male partners or couldn’t give their male partners what they needed. And so we thought in New York, especially what were called Viagra divorces.

So, as a result, there was really after Viagra with release and explosion in the research and understanding behind what are the sexual concerns of women and what kind of solutions can be found. And what we identified is that you take men, they have premature ejaculation. It is measurable biggest objective. They have erectile dysfunction that is objective. You can see these things happening. What about women? How you quantify low sexual desire? What do you call normal? Or for a woman who has, you know, lubricant issues, what’s normal lubrication, what is that? The answer is it’s really a subjective experience. How do you tell a woman “your desire should be X”. Every woman has her own level of sexual desire. And every woman has her own level of desire that is appropriate for her.