Global Warming Causes Male Infertility

Global warming has been one of the most popular topics for years. Opinion leaders, politicians, scientists and environmentalists had pointed out the global warming’s negative effects on nature, animals, Earth’s life time and humans. Researches about world’s temperature show the dramatic changes in the recent years. In the last 15 years world’s temperature increased by 1°C. This change, although seemingly small, has magnificent impact and causes melting of glaciers, occurrence of floods and drought.

Scientists thought that life on Earth is going to end because of catastrophes related to global warming. Recent developments in science and medicine showed another danger which could threaten human life: Male infertility

Sperms are different than other human cells. Normally human body temperature is 36-37°C, but sperms needs 1 or 2 degrees less than body temperature to be viable. Global warming and increasing temperature affects sperms. Normally a male body has 60 millions sperms, but due to the increase in global temperature, and consequent death of sperm cells, this number may decrease to 25-30 millions.

Insufficient sperm count, unbalanced and inadequate nutrition, pullotion are getting complicated to have a baby in natural ways. According to scientists, in future IVF (In vitro fertilisation) treatments will become basic health care.

Insufficient sperm count, unbalanced and inadequate nutrition, as well as pollution cause complication in reproduction by natural ways. According to scientists, in the future, such artificial techniques as IVF (In vitro fertilization) will become everyday methods for reproduction.

Scientists and environmentalists talk about negative effects of global warming on our lives for years. In recent years, researches show that global warming’s bad impacts are not limited to nature.

Turkey, as an important destination for health tourism/medical travel, also became a significant center for genetics laboratories. Genetic tests aims to identify and resolve such issues by determining gamete and embryo anomalies, leading to the development of effective and successful IVF treatment. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a reproductive technique used with an IVF cycle to determine abnormalities and male infertility, and is applied before the embryo transfer. After the test, freezing of eggs is conducted by experienced fertilization specialists. Transferred embryos are kept under constant observation and control of specialist physicians.

Turkey successfully applies nearly 42.000 IVF treatments each year. Continuous and stabilization monitoring under high technology laboratory conditions which Turkey has, are very significant for successful IVF treatment and easy IVF procedures. According to scientists, to continue the human race IVF treatment will be more and more popular because of the negative effects of global warming.