Science & Technology
- 1 x 50 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- As global sperm counts plummet, the hunt is on for a solution
In 2017, a study revealed that sperm counts among Western men have halved over the last four decades. Experts are also finding cases of failed pregnancies due to DNA damage inside "healthy" sperms. What is going on? The reports are worrying not just for couples who want children but for all men, especially because the latest research indicates that a decline in sperm fitness raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The program delves into the global "sperm crisis," and travels to the world's leading sperm banks to assess the situation. In the process, we touch upon the reasons and explore ways to boost male fertility.