French spermcount down


23 Responses to “French spermcount down”

  1. jennybean42 says:

    In before someone makes a “Seaman” joke…

  2. Tiny Zombie says:

    I smell a Troll. I am using my skeptical voice when I ask “Seriously, an article about semen count by a guy named Seaman?”

  3. Tavie says:

    Perhaps all zee wine…

  4. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    It sounds like it’s time for a Pundit Fight! over whether to blame the sissifying effects of basically any social development post 1200AD, since that would be emotionally satisfying if questionably supported, or assorted wacky endocrine disruptors whose manufacturers assure us that they are 100% perfectly safe and why do you hate the economy so much?

  5. peregrinus says:

    Hey, didn’t Playboy start publishing in France in 1989?

  6. DisGuest says:

    The samples are limited to fertility clinics, so they can’t really say that there was a decrease overall to the population, but only to a group that you might expect to have issues to begin with. I suppose you can extrapolate the results to a degree, but I wouldn’t call it proof.

  7. Wreckrob8 says:

    There has been little speculation in the UK so far what the cause might be. We might not come off so well in comparison. For French men read Western men, no doubt? (Or maybe George Osborne has dampened any capacity which we still had for gloating today!)

  8. chgoliz says:

    No idea if this might be a factor, especially since the article points out it’s actually a world-wide problem as opposed to specifically French, but I wonder if the large number of nuclear reactors in the country might be worth considering.

  9. SedanChair says:

    35-year-old Frenchman’s semen

    There’s a phrase you could read a couple of ways

  10. rocketpjs says:

    Nuclear reactors are the first thing that comes to mind. 

    I’d be interested to know if there were any policy changes at the EU level regarding foodstuffs over the years that might correspond to the change – such as allowing a certain pesticide.

    Also worth wondering, but impossible to check, is if the decline began in 1989 or if it was the continuation of a trend.  For that matter, did it all happen at once or was it a gradual decline (like aging).

  11. Capital_7 says:

    Frogs missing their tadpoles…developing.

  12. rAMPANTiDIOCY says:

    The obvious cause: internet porn

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