When will Human Extinction happen? Is it for real?

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 28 Apr 2018 - Written by Dr. Aanchal Agarwal - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Human extinction is one of the most controversial and discussed topics in humankind. As per the latest researches, human extinction is expected to happen around 2057. Dr. Levine is a crucial members of this research of human extinction and has incorporated various facts related to mankind.

Researchers across 200 different studies on sperm counts declare equivocally about the propensity of human extinction in next 40 years. The reason being stated here is the drop in sperm count.

Also read How To Boost Male Fertility And Sperm Count Naturally

Several researches on sperm count assessment are going on among men from various countries such as Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and India. The latest revelation of these studies is that human world will come into half of its extinction in next 40 years. This has been confirmed by Dr.Hagai Levine who is one of the pioneers and lead researcher of the genre of sperm count assessment studies. To your wonder, this study is a combination of 185 studies on sperm count assessment between 1973-2011.

Why Sperm Count Drop is taking place?

As per the study goes, the prime reason behind sperm count drop the environmental degradation. Chemical exposure and poor diet have been considered chief criminal in sperm count drop in men as per the research.

Why Sperm Count Drop is taking place

To support his research, Dr. Levine who works at Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that there is 52.4 % decline in sperm concentration and 59.3% decline in total sperm count in the combined studies in North America, Australia, Europe and New Zealand.

Real or Flawed?

The question bubbling up in the scientific community is that is this research on human extinction due to sperm count drop is real or it has some flaws? Naturally, it is hard to determine the exact age and reasons for any discovery related to human beings as also depicted by the failure in most of the previous researches.

Dr. Levine

To begin with, this research by Dr. Levine has witnessed direct and indirect attack from the scientific community. There are research bodies which furnished their reports with proper data that no significant decline in South America was seen during the time period which can validate the previous research. For many, the research by Dr. Levine has a very small sample size although claims to cover so many countries and continent due to which paucity in the research could be seen clearly. Some claim it to be a media gimmick due to which this research was published with lots of flaws.

Who supports this research?

However, team of Prof Pacey, one of the pioneers in Sperm count analysis come s to rescue this research by Dr. Levine. He states that the study by Dr. Levine should not be considered empty and with new studies to furnish the previous one we can get to a very plausible conclusion on sperm count drop.He also states that, due to environmental degradation and change in lifestyle with bad habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption, there has been remarkable decline in sperm count. Obesity is also a factor as stated by Prof Pacey.

So, this research has caught up mixed response from the international community. However, we are hopeful for new research in this area that can justify or spot the errors scientifically to Dr. Levine’s research.

Also, understand what are the causes and the possible ways to treat low sperm count. And, the good thing is that sperm count can be improved by including certain minerals and vitamins in the diet. 

Hope this article was interesting enough for you to understand the correlation between sperm count drop and human extinction. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

Dr. Aanchal Agarwal

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Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is an infertility specialist and gynecologist who has graduated MBBS from University of Delhi in 2001 and then pursued DGO from University of Delhi in 2004. Dr. Aanchal specializes in treating patients with IVF, IUI, High-risk pregnancy care and Normal vaginal delivery procedures. Dr. Aanchal Agarwal is at present practicing at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, Delhi. You can find more information on


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Sarita Kandel

Degradation in the sperm count is true and increase in IUI, TESA, MESA, IVF, and surrogacy treatment rates are a proof to that.

Oct. 9, 2018, 12:50 p.m. 4.5


Harish Madan

After reading this, I have opted for a healthy lifestyle which includes regular yoga with lots of fruits and vegetables. By doing this, I have a feeling of contributing towards human survival.

Oct. 1, 2018, 9:34 p.m. 5.0


Toby Smith

Human extinction! like really? I think the race is only getting stronger.

June 2, 2018, 1:28 p.m. 5.0


Bhaskar Yashwant Hiwrale

I think it's human mistake only.

April 24, 2018, 2:28 a.m. 4.5


Nikita Pandey

This can be true if men don't follow a healthy lifestyle. Smoking, drinking, using laptops on your lap, wearing tight clothes and keeping your testicles warm can degrade your sperm quality. So, avoid this habit along with adopting healthy resources to increase your sperm count.

Feb. 8, 2018, 5:57 p.m. 4.5

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