Laptop on lap causes temporary infertility


Do laptops reduce men’s fertility? There’s some evidence that heat from laptops can interfere with sperm production, and now a new study links the electromagnetic radiation emitted by wi-fi-enabled laptops to sperm damage.

Nowadays a lot of work with laptops. This is because we live in a digital age and a laptop comes in handy. From businessmen to small children use laptops. It often happens that they are on their lap placing laptops, because it is simply easier and finer work. Recently, there has been proved by a researcher Edmund Sabanegh that this leads to a period of several months infertility.


During this study 29 men were collected between 21 and 35 years. Each candidate took part in three tests on infertility by laptops. In each test, the candidates were given a laptop on their lap.

  • In one test, they had to close their legs which then came to the laptop.
  • In test 2 was the same way, there was just a cooler placed at the bottom of the laptop.
  • During the last test had the legs at an angle of 70 ° are where then a board bearing the laptop came.
  • In all cases, the laptop-induced heating of the scrotum (scrotum) and below you can see what has been the warming of all three tests in one hour.

Test 1 = 2.3 ° C
Test 2 = 2.2 ° C
Test 3 = 1.4 ° C


As you can see the scrotum warms the fastest, if your legs closed zijn.Helaas this is precisely the way most people use laptops, with consequences like infertility. So be careful what you enter into reproductive organs and now just work at a desk or place the laptop next to you. Unless you do not mind to be infertile.

Doctors have identified numerous potential causes of male infertility. These include infections, hormone imbalances, smoking, vitamin deficiency, and certain medications. Many cases are associated with varicocele, a surgically correctable condition in which blood vessels in the scrotum impair sperm production by raising the temperature of the testicles.

Infertility, defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected sex, affects one in six couples of childbearing age in the U.S. In 40% of cases, the problem is with the man; in 40% it’s with the woman, and in 20%, something is amiss with both, say Zev Rosenwaks and Marc Goldstein, fertility experts at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College.


Smoking cigarettes, heavy alcohol drinking and using marijuana, cocaine and opioid painkillers can all lower the level of testosterone needed to make sperm or otherwise cut their quantity and quality. So can some commonly prescribed medications for high blood pressure, heart disease, stomach acid, gout, inflammatory bowel disease, enlarged prostates and baldness.