Chapter

Dropping Sperm Counts

Cynthia R. Daniels

in Exposing Men

Published in print July 2008 | ISBN: 9780195148411
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850990 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148411.003.0011
Dropping Sperm Counts

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This chapter examines the second element of reproductive masculinity: the assumption that men are less vulnerable than women to the harms of the outside world. It explores the historical neglect of andrology, produced by the need to disguise the weaknesses of the male body, which continues today. The chapter looks into these questions by examining the evidence for a dramatic drop in sperm counts, as well as reports of an increase in male reproductive diseases and disorders at the turn of the twenty-first century.

Keywords: reproductive masculinity; andrology; weaknesses; sperm counts; reproductive diseases

Chapter.  14045 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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