By Motolani Ayenioye
A fertility specialist, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi has said that age affects sperm count in men.
According to Dr. Ajayi, “We have seen more men who are having bad sperms, weak sperms and abnormal sperms. There is real need to explore suitable intervention to meet the growing proportion of men that need help in this direction. It is abnormal to see a sperm count which initially has 40 million per ml, then reduces to 20 million per ml, then to 10 million per ml and still going down. This is not good”
Dr. Ajayi, who is also the Managing Director of Nordica Fertility Centre, Lagos, who was speaking on Your View, a TVC early morning programme on Tuesday, said “being healthy is different from being fertile. sometimes you can be healthy, very healthy and your fertility level can be very low.
“Putting phones and laptops on your lap or pocket can sometimes cause low erection among men and sometimes some men may not even have sperm all, that’s how they are born,” he said.
Meanwhile, a nutritionist, Mrs. Fadairo Taiwo Adejoke, who was invited unto the programme spoke on the importance of breastfeeding to mark the World Breastfeeding Week 2021. According to Mrs. Fadairo, breastfeeding helps prevent pneumonia, obesity, diabetes, diarrhea and others diseases and sicknesses among children.
She said breastfeeding increases the IQ of the children, while also helps the children to think straight and helps build their immune system.