By Benjamin Cost
Experts state that China is now home to at least one million infertile men. Unfortunately that’s not all: findings also show that 50% of Chinese men over 40 suffer from erectile dysfunction. Such statistics make it seem almost in-conceive-able that China saw over 18 million births in 2009 or the equivalent more than 15% of the U.S. population.
China Daily has the flaccid facts:
The increase in male infertility is closely related to increasing pressure in day-to-day life and environmental deterioration, Ye Linyang, director of the urology department of Beijing-based 304 Military Hospital, told the paper. “Symptoms of male menopause which should appear in men above 60 can now be found in men around 40,” said Ye.
A public education campaign on men’s health will be launched by the China Health Education Center, the paper said. The campaign aims to reach 250 million people, 20 percent of the total population, through publicity on posters and distributing health education handbooks.
If the causes of such problems are “pressure” and “environmental deterioration”, it’s hard to imagine what such publicity campaigns would look like. “Quit your job and move somewhere else or your junk wont work right” doesn’t exactly jive with the current five-year plan…