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French sperm count 'falls by a third'

French sperm count 'falls by a third'

By FRANCE 24

French men are not as fertile as they used to be, according to a new study. And not only are they producing less semen, but the sperm is of a lower quality at that.

Researchers found that the sperm count in French men fell by nearly a third between 1989 and 2005, at a rate of about 1.9 percent a year. The study, published in the Oxford journal Human Reproduction, tested semen samples from more than 26,000 men from across the country.

"To our knowledge, this is the first study concluding a severe and general decrease in sperm concentration and morphology at the scale of a whole country over a substantial period," wrote one of the report's authors, epidemiologist Dr Joelle Le Moal.

Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20121205-france-sex-health-men-sp...



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Lets start a sperm bank for them frenchies...

or should we call it a "Frog Bank?"

bigmikedude's picture

Just great..

If the French lineage doesn't continue, who's going to make us a new Statue of Liberty as a gift when the government scraps ours for the copper money to spend?

The 'Pedestal of Liberty' just doesn't have that ring to it.

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By the way, the guy who designed Lady Liberty

By the way, the guy who designed Lady Liberty was a dude with relation to Rouen. City of Normandy, from which they shipped it. North West of France.

http://www.libertystatepark.org/statueofliberty/sol7.shtml

I was born in same region, right cross the channel from England.

Normands never liked the British much. We even fought them, in middle ages. And many used to be big fans of the USA.

I still am. Deal with it, Paris.

Hell, yeah.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

:-)

my family came here from Normandy too :-)

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Go Vikings ! :)

Go Vikings ! :)

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Very Good Question Mikey!

The Ice landers!

Now these people have a pair!...lol..

I mean the men...

deacon's picture

lol

loved that comment :)

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

The French have no balls

so i am surprised that they even have sperm.

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LOL. Witty you. Correct.

LOL. Witty you.

Correct. I don't call them balls. :p

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BANG ZOOOOOOM!

Yeah I been trying to stay off this post but my first response to the headline was....

OK and that's a problem how?

Yeah. Falling sperm count? If they lose it altogether how exactly will we be able to tell? They already seem to be the most effeminate people ON THE PLANET. It's a wonder they survived this far in evolutionary terms.

Although it is kinda nice to have somebody around that screwed up a freedom revolution even worse than we did.

Bonjour!

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It's not so much how effeminate we are

It's not so much how effeminate we are that concerns me but how DUMB and apathetic we've become.

And yes, we wasted BIG TIME our revolution.

So, I'd rather be dead than to see the American one wasted NOW with no Americans with enough guts to fight the infamy.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

LOL!

BURN!

Who in the world allows this

Who in the world allows this kind of intrusive testing? Has the human race gone mad?

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

deacon's picture

:)

wankers do

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Idle socialists

are busy wasting government grant money on such a "research."

As usual, affirmative-action quality "scientists" can only speculate. Some say obesity, some say chemicals. I say - more free time and masturbation.

But few realize the issue is not simplistic. For example, higher testosterone level shuts down sperm production. Shhhh, wait, not a word more. We need another 5-year government grant to research that.

"Affirmative action"? Yeah right

Science is moreso a meritocracy than academia or the private sector. Your name has to do with what peer-reviewed works you've published and assisted on. I think it's pretty funny affirmative action and science both piss you off so much individually that you'd lump them together into a single strawman even though the combination doesn't really make sense.

the obesity rate is up as well

I read another article recently that said the rate of obesity is up in France as well (even though they are relatively thin still vs other countries). SO maybe there is a connection between the two.

Also in the last 16 years laptop use probably went up which can contribute as well. I am sure there are loads of other environmental factors as well.

I see that even with 1/3 less viable sperm they are still not having any trouble with having babies!

Yeah...

Sounds like they are Americanizing just fine.

Not to diss my own people, but we're fat, use laptops, and people are having whole litters of babies over here (little yuppie larvae around where I am: Hunters, McKenzies, Masons, etc.).

Those trendy stickers of the family on soccer mom vans often feature up to 5 to 7 children!

Nuts! Why so many kids in this day and age? Is it for child tax credits? Which is nuts because children put direct wear and tear on our resources and systems. And I pay (no kids) for other people's children's public education?! BS! Injustice! (Sorry... rant over....)

I wonder what our sperm counts are like.... And I wonder how much corn syrup / poison they drink in France....

What would the Founders do?

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Doing fine on this end, thanks.

Doing fine on this end, thanks.

My two handsome, supersmart sons are the living evidences.

But most of my French fellows have NO IDEA of WHAT ELSE is coming to them.

I'm telling ya.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

GMO's

Alex Jones has been reporting that lab rats fed GMO's are completely sterile after 3 generations.

Looks like the French are right on target. Either get rid of Monsanto or no more French.

Well

At least they don't need a rubber if their sperm is bad lol

Maybe they're using the hot tubs too much...They boil your nuts!

Just imagine! Boiled nuts....lol..

This is extremely bad

They gotta' get it sorted out.

I've heard speculation plastic diapers used on little boys could contribute. For men that age, there should be a decent mix between cloth and plastic-diapered kids to see what the contribution of that is if their moms even remember.

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Sack-Re Blue!

Sack-Re Blue!

That’s what happens in Socialist societies

- Production slows, and what is produced is usually subpar …

deacon's picture

hmmmm

did they check the women?

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Less socialist!

Woot.

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LOL! Just by reading the title, I KNEW you were the one who

posted this! I love your posts! :-)

Damn!....and I thought I had you all fooled

lol..