Semen without sperms(thick-water), infertility rate among men increases in Kenya -Study shows
Nairobi Women Protest.
Nairobi Women Protest.

Men infertility is now growing at an alarming rate. People now consider modern life of taking pizza, a burger, indomie and spaghetti seven days a week forgetting about Matoke, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins and broccoli. 

The majority of men nowadays do not take porridge, 2 litres of water per day, exercise, traditional foods and vegetables.

Another major factor is sifted Maize mill. A small number of Kenyans embrace whole grain maize mill. 


An increasing number of men attending fertility clinics in Nairobi are being diagnosed with having no sperm in their semen. 


A study at the Kenyatta National Hospital reveals the fastest-growing causes of infertility. In 2013, only 7.6 per cent of men at the KNH fertility clinic had no sperm in their semen, but in 2019, the number doubled to 17.25 per cent. 

"This study showed a significant increase in the proportion of men affected by azoospermia when compared with the 2013 study from KNH," Kemri researcher Dennis Chalo said.


He said semen analysis is a crucial test in the evaluation of male infertility because it is simple, informative and non-invasive. 

Azoospermia is the lack of sperm in semen. It happens to about one per cent of all men and 15 per cent of infertile men, according to the World Health Organisation.

But in at the city, One Man out of Ten men is suffering from Azoospermia. 


There are no symptoms apart from trying to get your partner pregnant without success. The condition is caused by problems with the testicles and is treatable most of the time.


"A total of 85 semen analysis reports were studied. Almost half of the men were between 30 and 39 years of age and most (50 out of 85) reported that they did not have children," Chalo said.


The analysis showed 48.24 per cent of the study subjects had normal semen and sperm parameters. The main cause of male infertility in Kenya remains low sperm count (oligozoospermia), which was also confirmed by the study. Chalo said it affected 23.53 per cent of the men, followed by azoospermia (17.25 per cent).


In 2017, Dr Jamleck Muthuuri of Mombasa, whose study of male infertility in Kenya features prominently in the continental analysis, linked low sperm count to modern lifestyle. 


Experts say by 2050 half of men will have no ability to impregnate a woman. They caution that lifestyle will take over men and the majority will become impotent men. They also urged Men to shun away from modern foods and embrace traditional food.


" A time will come where women will protest because of the lack of men to impregnate them. If the country will not focus on Agriculture and continue importing food for its country, then another disaster awaits. People should also focus on growing their food. Wives should focus on traditional foods to their husbands and their boys. Or they may be raising infertile boys (children)," Dr Jamleck Muthuuri added.  



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