Indonesian Official Faces Sanctions For Claiming Strong Sperm In Pools Can Impregnate Women
The Indonesian official who claimed that women could get pregnant by swimming in a pool where a man with "strong sperm" had ejaculated is facing possible sanctions. Sitti Hikmawatty, a child protection commission member, drew controversy and online ridicule after her unscientific comments to a major media outlet last week. During a video interview on teen…
Strong Sperm Could Impregnate Women In Swimming Pools - Child Rights Commissioner
The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) commissioner for health, narcotics and addictive substances, Sitti Hikmawatty, has caused an uproar after she reportedly claimed women could get pregnant from swimming in the same pool as men with “an especially strong type of male sperm.” Her unfounded claim that was made during an interview with local news site Tribun Jakarta…
Sperm sorting method could prevent girls being born, scientists warn
Scientists warn that sex ratios could be skewed even further by the discovery of physical differences between sperm. The finding that some chemicals slow down sperm that carry the X chromosome could lead to gels for home use that make a couple less likely to conceive a girl, scientists have warned.
Scientists discover genetic errors that hamper sperm
Scientists have found infertile male mice lack a crucial ‘repair gene’ - and they hope it could provide answers for drops in sperm counts and sperm...
Chemicals found in carpets, floors, clothes damage sperm, make them weaker swimmers in both men, dogs
Chemicals found in household items are damaging the sperm of both men and their dogs, research has found.Sperm quality in men has fallen by 50 per cent in the past 80 years.
How faulty sperm triggers recurrent miscarriage
Multiple miscarriages may be linked to the poor quality of a man's sperm, suggests new research. The early-stage study, from scientists at Imperial College London, investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had suffered three or more consecutive miscarriages. The research, published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, revealed that, compared to men whose…
How father’s sperm passes trauma, poor diet to children
Scientists have shown how a father's poor diet, lifestyle and trauma is passed onto his children. Sperm carries 'epigenetic' marks that inform how the baby's germ cells develop, researchers at University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, United States (U.S.), have shown. The study, published in Nature Communications, is one of the first to explain how…
Sperm passes dad's trauma, poor diet to kids
Scientists have shown how a father's poor diet, lifestyle and trauma is passed onto his children.
‘Antioxidant supplements do not improve sperm quality’
Antioxidants have long been used to treat male infertility as they are thought to reduce oxidative stress on sperm. However, a new study has found no evidence that supplements do anything to increase a man's chance of conceiving. The large clinical trial of 174 couples across eight fertility centers in America - one of the…