Male Fertility in Nigeria has been found to be declining despite the fact that the country has been reported globally to be 16th on the list of countries with the highest rate of fertility (according to Statistia 2021 rating).
Globally, the average fertile rate is 2.4 children per woman. Nigeria has been faced with declining fertility rate since the 80s. The average fertility rate in April 2021 was 4.7 which were formally 5.3 in 2019, 5.1 in 2017 and 6.8 in 1980.
It’s now worrisome to know that it has been predicted to further decline to 1.7 in 2100.
There are various factors that are contributing to this decline, which include but not limited to;
- Increase in female education/literacy level
- Increase in the use of family planning and contraception use
- The decline in the country’s economy
This article will be focusing more on how the male factor has contributed to the declining rate of fertility in general and what can be done about it.
In our world, most men are not usually blamed when it comes to a fertility challenge being faced by a couple. At first people feel the issue is from the woman, and little do they know that infertility affect both male and female on a 50/50 level.
Research has it that of all infertility cases, approximately 40–50% are due to “male factor infertility” and as many as 2% of all men will exhibit suboptimal sperm parameters (sperm parameters below the normal level).
Also male infertility has been found globally to be associated to a decline in sperm concentration, sperm count, and sperm quality.
Africa men (that is the West, East all through the central Africa) have been reported to be affected by 30% male infertility and sub fertility rate which is higher than the global average of 8-12%.
If you ask me, this is really a lot!
All of these infertility issues are as a result of;
- Poorly treated sexually transmitted infections
- Hormonal abnormalities
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Tobacco smoking
- Exposure to pesticide and heavy metals
- Consumption of food contaminated by Fungal Mould (they produce Aflatoxin B1, which have an adverse effect on a man’s sperm).
Possible Way Out of Male Infertility
- Always seek professional help when faced with any infertility challenge, no issue is too small to seek help for when it comes to your health.
- Adopt health dietary practices.
- Avoid alcohol and smoking at all cost.
- Engage in physical activities to keep fit and stay healthy.
- Avoid anything that stresses you out and make sure to always relax.
- Adopts healthy coping strategies like speaking up, joining social groups that can help etc
Infertility in male is on the increase and men need to be aware of this so as to tackle it appropriately.
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