The Science Behind Male Fertility with Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim

#275: The Science Behind Male Fertility with Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim

Featuring Guest Expert: Katie Salmon – a Prenatal Registered Dietitian and founder of The Pregnancy RD.

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Episode Summary:

What if the key to addressing fertility issues lies in understanding the overlooked role of male fertility?

In this podcast episode, Vida and Ronit, founders of WeNatal, discussed the declining sperm counts, which have decreased by 60% and could reach zero by 2045. They dive deep into the science behind male fertility, examining the reasons behind this all-time low fertility rate. This conversation is a must-listen for anyone interested in understanding the factors leading to this decline and its implications for future generations.

Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim

Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim are the Co-Founders of WeNatal. WeNatal is the first prenatal supplement intentionally optimized for her and him launching in early 2022. We’re on a mission to reimagine the gender paradigms around fertility and pregnancy to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of couples and their future children. WeNatal is here to shift prenatal care from woman-centered to couples-centered—from Me to We. WeNatal is entirely female-founded and led. WeNatal is backed by industry leading experts, including Dr. Mark Hyman, Chris Kresser, and Kelly LeVeque.

Notable Quotes in the Episode:

“Men are 50 percent of miscarriages and pregnancy loss and healthy pregnancies. Why is nobody talking about this?"

"Men's sperm have declined by 62 percent since the seventies... testosterone has dropped over 10 percent in men between 2006 and 2019."

"Fertility is a barometer of health. If a man is having issues with their sperm quality, something is going on because their sperm is constantly regenerating."

“Focusing on that three months pre trying to conceive can actually change... the trajectory of your future child."

"The maturation process over that course of 90 to 100 days for the woman... there's so much women can do to optimize during that time."

Episode Discussion:

Tune in to Ronit Menashe and Vida Delrahim’s interview where they talk about:

  • the often-ignored aspect of male involvement in conception and pregnancy, highlighting its crucial role.
  • the alarming statistics about the significant decline in male fertility, including a drop in sperm count and testosterone levels, since the 1970s.
  • how various environmental toxins, dietary habits, and lifestyle choices contribute to declining fertility rates in men and women.
  • and more.

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