Unable to have children? Men are the main problem, says leading scientist

One in 20 young men now having sperm counts that are low enough to make it difficult to have children, said Professor Christopher Barratt, an expert on reproductive medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
One in 20 young men now having sperm counts that are low enough to make it difficult to have children, said Professor Christopher Barratt, an expert on reproductive medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland.ST PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

HONG KONG - The decline in male fertility is alarming, but the world has not woken up to the impending male infertility crisis and the longer-term economic and social consequences, a leading clinical scientist in this field has warned.

One in 20 young men now have sperm counts that are low enough to make it difficult to have children, said Professor Christopher Barratt, an expert on reproductive medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

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