WI-FI: unintended consequences for men’s health

REUTERS is reporting that Wi-Fi enabled laptops may be affecting men’s reproductive health.  The phenomenon was first documented in a report in the Fertility and Sterility medical journal.  According to a group that includes Conrado Avendano of the tongue-twisting Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba:

Our data suggest that the use of a laptop computer wirelessly connected to the internet and positioned near the male reproductive organs may decrease human sperm quality…  At present we do not know whether this effect is induced by all laptop computers connected by Wi-Fi to the internet or what use conditions heighten this effect.

What does this mean?  I may be trivializing the importance of the report, but it sounds like men may no longer need to assume the fetal position and cower in fear whenever somebody whispers “vasectomy.”  Instead, men who opt to manage their reproductive qualities may simply need to boot their laptops and surf the ‘net.  And while they’re downloading the latest apps and planning for the future, they can enjoy this blog.  It’s a win-win for everyone.

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