A potential crisis in human fertility is brewing. As societies become more affluent, they experience changes that have a dramatic impact on reproduction. As average family sizes fall, the selection pressure for high-fertility genes decreases; exacerbated by the IVF industry which allows infertility-linked genes to pass into the next generation. Male fertility rates are low, for many reasons including genetics and exposure to environmental toxins. So, a perfect storm of factors is contriving to drive fertility rates down at unprecedented rates. If we do not recognize the reality of our situation and react accordingly, an uncontrollable decline in population numbers is likely, which we'll be unable to reverse. This book will address, in a unique and multi-faceted way, how the consequences of modern life affects fertility, so that we can consider behavioural, social, medical and environmental changes which could reduce the severity of what is about to come.
Ralf R. Henkel - LogixX Pharma Ltd., Theale, Berkshire, UK and Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Imperial College London, London, UK
Cristian O’Flaherty - Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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