The Infertility Trap
Why life choices impact your fertility and why we must act now
by R. John Aitken
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Pub Date 05 May 2022 | Archive Date 05 May 2022
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.
‘This is a powerful book by one of the world’s leading biologists. It presents deep documentation of the profound impacts of endocrine disrupting and other chemicals on the most intimate aspects of human life. The Infertility Trap is a book that must be read by everyone who cares about the preservation of our species.’
Shanna H. Swan, PhD, Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and author of Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Health, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race