"Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race"
A Zoom Conversation with co-author Stacey Colino '85
Major research completed in 2017 found that over the past four decades, sperm levels among men in Western countries have dropped by more than 50 percent. This conclusion came after examining 185 studies involving close to 45,000 healthy men. The result sent shockwaves around the globe—but the story didn’t end there. It turns out sexual development is changing in broader ways, for both men and women and even other species, and that the modern world is on pace to become an infertile one.
How and why could this happen? What is hijacking our fertility and our health? Stacey Colino will discuss the key findings that she and co-author Shanna Swan shared in Count Down Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race (order here), revealing what researchers have learned about how both lifestyle and chemical exposures are affecting our fertility, sexual development and general health as a species. The book engagingly explains the science and repercussions of these worldwide threats and provides simple and practical guidelines for effectively avoiding harmful chemical goods (from water bottles to shaving cream), both as individuals and societies.
Stacey Colino ’85 is an award-winning health, wellness, and science writer. She specializes in writing about health, psychology, nutrition, and fitness for national publications such as The Washington Post wellness section, National Geographic, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Real Simple, Prevention, Shape, Parents, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping, and has written or contributed to a dozen books. She majored in English at Oberlin, and holds an M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.
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