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A warning is being put out to all men…reduce the use of your cell phone and do not store it in your pocket at any time.

Professor Martha Dirnfeld of the Technion University in Haifa, located in the North of Israel, stated: “We analysed the amount of active swimming sperm and the quality and found that it had been reduced. We think this is being caused by a heating of the sperm from the phone and by electromagnetic activity.”

The fertility experts along with Professor Dirnfeld have released a new study showing that having a mobile phone close to the testes, or even within 1 to 2 feet from the body, can damage men’s sperm to the point that they are no longer functional, which can make conception a much more difficult.

The study found that the levels of viable sperm of men who kept their phones in their pocket during the day were seriously affecting in 47% of the subjects. The general population has similar health issues only at a 11% rate, demonstrating a potential correlation between the electromagnetic radiation from the phone and declined healthy sperm counts.

The study consisted of 100 men who attended a fertility clinic over the course of a year.

The study also found that keeping the phone on a bedside table appeared to lower sperm cell counts.

Professor Gedis Grudzinskas, a fertility consult ant St George’s Hospital London and in Harley Street said:

Men need to think about their well being and try to stop being addicted to their phones. If you wear a suit to work put the mobile in your chest pocket instead of close to your testes. It will reduce the risk of your sperm count dropping or dropping so much. And do you need to keep the phone right next to you on the bedside table. Some men keep their mobile in their shorts or pajamas in bed. Is that really necessary?

Professor Dirnfeld said: “I think this is a warning to men to change their habits to improve their chances of having children. Women generally don’t carry their mobiles on them so maybe a mobile phone won’t affect their fertility. That’s not something we have looked at.”