High prevalence of male infertility in Africa: Are mycotoxins to blame?

High prevalence of male infertility in Africa: Are mycotoxins to blame?

Editorial Ukpai Agwu Eze and Friday E. Okonofua There is an increase in reports indicating a continuous decline in human fertility in both developed and developing countries. The infertility prevalence varies between developing and developed countries. For instance, in the United States of America it is estimated to be 6% whereas it is 10-15% in United Kingdom. In Africa, infertility prevalence rates are higher and range from 20-35%. The “infertility belt”, geographical regions with high…

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What is sperm really worth?

What is sperm really worth?

Hannah Onifade Two sperm donation centres in China recently announced that they will be giving away the latest iPhone or its equivalent in cash, to willing sperm donors. Expectedly, the announcement was met with skepticism. However, considering that the country is arguably Apple’s biggest fan base, the bait has more potential for a catch than skeptics would like to think. Chinese citizens have been known to queue for hours on end upon the release of…

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How Merck Is Helping To Remove The Stigma Towards Infertile Women Across Africa

How Merck Is Helping To Remove The Stigma Towards Infertile Women Across Africa

By Esther Nakkazi A lot of women in Uganda and other developing countries carry the social burden of a couple’s failure to have children with them. Childless African women are discriminated, ostracised and stigmatised when a couple fails to have children, even when sometimes the man is to blame. Men are rarely blamed when a couple is childless. The men also go on rampage to find other women who can bear for them children or…

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Mother of George – “Marriage and Infertility”

Mother of George – “Marriage and Infertility”

This movie opens during a lavish and colourful wedding party, but even in the middle of that jubilant occasion, it is obvious that we are heading towards tragedy in a Shakespearean proportion. As soon as the couple, Ayodele and Adenike, get married, Ade is pulled aside by her mother in law, perhaps the only villain in the film, and told that she must have a baby, a son, evidently, and that his name must be George….

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