Feb 18, 2021 • 24M

Is Sperm Under Threat?

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Expert guest interviews on all the things that can move the dial on our reproductive wellbeing and fertility: including lifestyle, science, technology, and relationships. Hosted by Brittany Hawkins and Catherine Hendy, founders of ELANZA Wellness.
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Ep. 6 of the Optimizing Fertility podcast

Sperm counts in Western nations have dropped by more than 50 percent in the last 40 years. And now scientists are warning that men may be less fertile in the aftermath of COVID-19. Are we facing a male fertility crisis?

About this episode:

We hear from Dr. Paul Turek, a world renowned urologist, men's reproductive health specialist and researcher who helps infertile men become fathers.

He talks to ELANZA Wellness’s Catherine Hendy about the truth about falling sperm levels in Western countries, whether COVID-19 infection may impact male fertility and what individuals can do to make better sperm and maximize chances of conception.


Dr Paul J. Turek MD, FACS, FRSM is a board-certified urologist, an internationally renowned expert in men’s sexual health and reproductive urology and founder of The Turek Clinic. Dr. Turek graduated from Yale College with highest honors (summa cum laude), Phi Beta Kappa, and attended medical school at Stanford University, where he also took top research honors. He completed his residency in urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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