ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A groundbreaking study, documented in a November 2017 edition of Human Reproduction Update, uncovered a startling decrease in the sperm production of men in Western countries, including the U.S. In a time when overall fertility rates have steadily been declining, this study confirms what researchers have been speculating for decades: a potential male fertility crisis may be looming on the horizon.
Conducted between 1973 and 2011, researchers were able to conclude that within the male population, sperm count and concentration levels dropped from an average 99 million/milliliter to an average of just 47.1 million/milliliter—revealing an alarming decrease of 52%. While the cause of this drop in sperm levels is largely unknown, many scientists speculate environmental or lifestyle factors may be to blame.
While the general population struggles with fertility, Xytex continues to maintain the highest quality standard for sperm in the industry, offering couples facing fertility issues a valuable, viable option for growing their families. By adhering to this rigorous standard, Xytex helps increase a client’s chances of a successful pregnancy with fewer attempts.
“It’s now more important than ever to ensure that the product we provide is of the highest quality,” said Dr. Jan Schöler, president of Xytex. “Regardless of how worldwide sperm levels continue to decline, our patients can be guaranteed that Xytex will leverage our decades of reproductive expertise to deliver the highest quality donor sperm.”
With more than 40 years of experience helping families grow through sperm donation, Xytex stays on the cutting-edge of advancement regarding sperm and reproductive sciences. Xytex is committed to offering clients donor sperm that is the industry’s most selective and most successful.
Xytex is a global provider of cryoservices and has provided donor sperm for patients’ reproductive needs since 1975. Xytex continues to utilize the latest technology and recommended procedures to cryopreserve cells and tissue—making them readily available for use when needed. For more information, visit xytex.com.