Dr. Kavoussi Goes on Air on NBC News to Discuss the Effect of Cell Phones on Sperm and Male Fertility

On Monday July 21st, 2014, Dr. Parviz Kavoussi will go on air live at the NBC news studio in Austin to discuss the impact of cell phones on sperm and male fertility.  The discussion will primarily be to review the findings of a recent study regarding this topic.  This study is a meta-analysis, which means it puts together data from previous studies to make sense of data which is not always consistent.  This study looked at nearly 1500 subjects to evaluate the effect of cell phones on sperm.  The concern is that radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted from cell phones may have a detrimental effect on sperm.   This study showed that men with significant exposure to RF-EMR are associated with an 8% decrease in motility (ability of sperm to swim) and a 9% decrease in sperm viability.  There does not appear to be an effect on sperm counts.  Dr. Kavoussi states, “this decrease in sperm parameters will likely impact men on the borderline of being subfertile.  If a man has perfect fertility, this may not be enough of an effect to impact that couples’ ability to conceive.”  This news program will be recorded live and air at either 12:20 or 12:40 pm on   KXAN-TV NBC.