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Will The Next Generation Be Infertile Because of the Covid Vaccine? - FF Ep135

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Henrik and Lana cover some the latest news and recent events in episode 135 of Flashback Freya's Day.
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Fertility Crisis: Men are Running out of Sperm Due to ‘Environmental Factors’

The past 15 years have been tough on sperm cells. Research shows that men are running out of the little swimmers, and the number of men seeking infertility treatment has increased 7-fold while the quality of their sperm has plummeted. This could be more than a slight problem for humanity.
Diving into this issue more, lead researcher Dr. Ashley Tiegs and her colleagues analyzed sperm samples from fertility centers in the U.S. and Spain between 2002 and 2017.
She said:

In the Future, You Won’t Need Two Parents to Make Babies

There are test-tube babies and three-parent babies, and both generate plenty of controversy. But as it stands, making a baby still requires an egg from a mother and sperm cells from a father. Scientists say that won’t always be the case, though, because someday it will likely be possible to make babies from skin cells alone.
Last year, scientists in Japan revealed that mice had been born of eggs made from a parent’s skin cells, and researchers believe the same technique can one day be used in humans. [1]

Are Women Without Appendix or Tonsils More Likely to get Pregnant?

Researchers at the University of Dundee at University College London have come to an unlikely conclusion; women who have had their tonsils or appendix removed are more likely to get pregnant. But the results certainly don’t make it fact.
The study contradicts what most doctors learned in medical school: that the removal of the appendix can reduce fertility later on in life. Though as you should expect, Dr. Sami Shimi states that women shouldn’t try to have healthy organs removed in order to simply improve their chances of pregnancy.

A Scientific First: Lab-Grown Eggs Produce Healthy Mice

The birth of baby mice made from eggs grown in a lab has sparked an ethical debate over whether the technique should ever be offered for humans by fertility clinics.
The experiment is a step up (or down, depending on how you look at it) from creating human organs from stem cells, which scientists at the University of Edinburgh successfully did for the first time in 2014.

Untreatable-Gonorrhea Hits Spotlight While WHO Issues New Treatment Guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines for treating gonorrhea that reflect the looming threat posed by antibiotic resistance.
Under the U.N. health agency’s new directives, gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), should no longer be treated with a class of antibiotics called quinolones, because quinolone-resistant strains of the disease have emerged all over the world. [1]