Laptops Linked to Male Infertility

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Oftentimes, when people think about infertility, the main focus lies on the female portion of the equation. While it is true that many women suffer from infertility and struggle to become pregnant, it is also common for men to suffer from infertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Male Infertility

One of the most common issues related to male infertility is the health and mobility of his sperm. Many men find that they are not able to produce sperm that is healthy enough, plentiful enough or has the right amount of mobility that is needed to fertilize an egg.

Since the egg is only available for a short period of time, it is important for sperm to be healthy when a couple is trying to conceive. Unfortunately, not all men develop healthy sperm. Instead, they suffer from these issues, which make it harder for them to conceive with their partner.

Reasons for these Issues

There are many reasons that could cause issues with male infertility. For starters, it could possibly be related to a man’s diet or weight. When a man’s body is not healthy, this means that it may not be creating healthy sperm.

Another reason that could cause unhealthy sperm could be related to health conditions. Certain health conditions can make it difficult for a man to create healthy sperm. To help with this type of situation, men should make sure all medical conditions are being treated by a doctor properly.


Laptops have also been said to cause issues with male infertility. The reason for this is because they generate quite a bit of heat, which can damage the sperm. Using a laptop will not cause issues, but when men set them on their laps, they could be effected.

Along with laptops, other items that generate heat near a man’s scrotum can also cause issues. For example, when men wear tight clothing, use a sauna, or sit in a hot tub regularly, they could have the same issues that are caused by laptops.

These issues are also more likely to occur when men have health related issues or poor health. Since their sperm may already be unhealthy, adding heat to the picture can cause them to become even more effective. To help stop these types of issues, it is best for men to avoid any type of heat near their scrotum. To avoid this with a laptop, placing it on a table rather than on the lap is preferable.

While infertility is typically considered to be a female issue, men actually suffer from it quite a bit. When men are struggling to produce healthy sperm, it is always best to take measures to protect their scrotum. Keeping items that produce heat away from this important area is one of the best ways to accomplish this mission.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.