Life Without Baby

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Crotch Length and Infertility in Men June 9, 2011

Filed under: Current Affairs,Health,Infertility and Loss — Life Without Baby @ 6:00 am
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In the news recently, a study conducted at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas reveals that a man’s crotch length (that’s the distance between the scrotum and the anus) is directly related to fertility.

The study showed that infertile men had “a significantly shorter anogenital distance” than fertile men.

Apparently, this finding could be used as a “less invasive” way to test fertility in men, but my question is, “And do what about it?”

I understand the importance of continued research, but sometimes I’m just left scratching my head.

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6 Responses to “Crotch Length and Infertility in Men”

  1. Kate B Says:

    Yeah. Okay. We can research that. But do you know, at least as of my road through ART, not one study was being done on the men and women who worked at the World Trade Center after 9/11 to determine the effects that exposure had on their fertility. But hey – let’s measure their scrotums.

  2. Sue Says:

    Umm…who even wondered if that mattered in the first place?

  3. Kathryn Says:

    Drugs, probably. They have all those drugs for women trying to conceive. Or lower cholesterol. Or strengthen their bones. Now they will have one to help the men’s swimmers.

    I’m not a proponent of pharmaceutical companies, if you can’t tell.

  4. Mali Says:

    I’m assuming that having found this (though you wonder who first thought to look), they’ll look for a reason why this is so, and once you know why, then you can look for answers and solutions. How research begins is a mystery to me though!

  5. Kelly Says:

    So what anogenital distance should women be looking for specifically? I’ll tell all my single girlfriends to be on the lookout. Bring a measuring tape to bed after all ladies. Geez.

  6. Elena Says:

    yes but…. at least for once some scientific finding concerned with the infertility of MEN not women. And hey, having your scrotum measured certainly is less painful than the gynaecologist sticking all sorts of things into all sorts of openings on our female bodies. I say thumbs up, nice try at least.


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