Sperm count in Western men plunges to record low

Sperm count is declining in Western men according to a recent study:

Sperm levels among Western men have plunged to a record low, new research reveals.

It has fallen by more than 50% in 40 years – and is showing no signs of slowing down.

The study did not examine causes but scientists believe the amount of ­chemicals used in everyday products, industry and farming may be behind the crisis.

Researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, screened 7,500 studies that took place between 1973 and 2011...

The study, published in the Human Reproduction Update, found no significant decline in sperm count was seen in South America, Asia and Africa.

In the comments to the Mirror article linked above, commenters blamed everything from too much GMO in the food to cell phones and soy. Could it be a combination of factors such as chemicals, technology and even social conditioning of men to act like women?