Does placing iPhone in my pant or placing large iPad on my laps reduce sperm count?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by hajime, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    Hello, in a film, the actress asked the actor not to place his phone in his pant as it would reduce sperm count. I guess it is due to strong signals from LTE? I am concerned. I wonder if doing this or placing a large iPad LTE version would really reduce sperm count. Can anybody with medical background comment on this?
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    20 years ago very few people had cellphones. Today almost everyone has a cellphone. World population is still growing, not shrinking. So even if cell phone radiation is reducing sperm count, it doesn't seem to be significant to the world at large.

    I can see why it would be an issue for someone who already has sperm count problems and doesn't want extra problems on top of that. For those people there is faraday cage underwear.

    In any case, most medical stuff on TV is crap. For example defibrillators do not cause spectacular body convulsions and do not resurrect dead people.
     
  3. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    It may not have been "spectacular", but it definitely felt like I bounced.:(
     
  4. jimN macrumors 6502a

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    Don’t want to be difficult but sperm counts are dropping generation by generation. It’s not due to cellphones but your logic is flawed.
     
  5. millerj123 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it should be a concern that on average, males are becoming less fertile. I don’t think it’s due to cell phones though.
     

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