In a new study, researchers have discovered that two months of serious stress can cause a significant negative impact on the health of a man’s sperm. Specifically, prolonged stressful situations were found to decrease the mobility of the sperm, affecting their ability to reach and fertilise the egg effectively.
The findings were a result of research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, and studied around 11000 sperm samples from men around Israel. These included men from both peaceful regions as well as those living in conflict zones like the Gaza Strip, Men's Health reported.
According to the results, those living in high-risk conflict zones (aka permanently stressed) were 47 per cent more likely to have fertility issues, related to immobile sperm production.
Click here for the story at Men's Health
Image source: Flickr