Yourwellness Magazine Explores How Laptop Use Causes Male Infertility

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Following the news that IVF treatments are on the rise in Egypt after the 2011 revolution, Yourwellness Magazine explored the possibility that laptop use has led to a rise in male infertility.

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Doctors and reproductive experts have noted that IVF treatments in Egypt have risen significantly after the January 25th revolution of 2011, The International News Magazine reported October 3rd. According to the article, “Egyptian Revolution Brings an IVF Rush,” across-the-board restrictions of what could be shown on television channels ended with the departure of former president Hosni Mubarak after the revolution, and IVF clinics in Cairo and Alexandria began heavy advertising campaigns following the easing of restrictions. Dr Bassem Elhelw, who owns a fertility clinic in Cairo, commented, ‘I think what's changed now is an attitude to infertility rather than cases of infertility. Attitudes changed because in the last two years things were happening very fast.’ (

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine investigated the claim that laptop use has led to a rise in male infertility. Yourwellness Magazine noted, ‘Men who struggle to conceive are now being warned about the danger of what is for many an everyday occurrence: laptop use. Scientists are warning that putting a laptop on your lap can be dangerous as these computers generate a great deal of heat. Heat can damage sperm, which leads in turn to problems with fertility. Using a laptop on the table rather than on your lap could be the simple key to increasing your wellbeing and helping to restore your sexual health. Many men find that this one simple action can increase their fertility significantly, leading to a higher chance of conceiving.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine explained that this strange but simple tip proved effective for UK-based Scott Reed, a man who found that he and his wife suffered from fertility problems, due to his laptop use. The young couple was very shocked to realise that this was what had been stopping them from falling pregnant. Within three months of putting the laptop on the table rather than on Scott’s lap, the young couple conceived their first child.

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