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Electromagnetic frequency radiation, also called EMF or EMR, has been proven in hundreds of studies to lower sperm count, sperm integrity, and sperm motility in men. And this does not take into account the heat sperm are exposed to from EMF devices such as laptops, which is also responsible for sperm death.

In one study, Dr. Conrado Avendano and his colleagues of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba found that “the use of a laptop computer wirelessly connected to the Internet and positioned near the male reproductive organs may decrease human sperm quality.” They found that after a four-hour exposure, 25 percent of the sperm was no longer active compared to 14 percent from sperm samples stored away from the computer, at the same temperature. They also noted that 9 percent of the sperm showed DNA damage, three times the damage found in the control samples.

EMFs can also cause oxidative stress in cells, which can damage the DNA of sperm, as well as damage the DNA of other reproductive organs and tissues. This can disrupt both male and female fertility.

Physiopathological changes in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterine tissue have been observed due to oxidative damage. Many researchers believe that EMFs are the reason behind hormonal changes that can lead to infertility in women. Follicle growth also slows with EMF exposure, reducing the capacity of the follicles to release healthy eggs for fertilization. Once a child has been conceived, EMF has been linked to spontaneous abortions, fetal deformities, and slowed development.

Oxidative stress is not just a cause for concern in adults. In a recent 2023 study, researchers found that EMF exposure during pregnancy can lead to oxidative stress and inflammation in babies once they are born.