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New study done in MO
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Ana    Posted 11-11-2002 at 12:54:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sperm Quality Poorer in Rural Men

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthScoutNews Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthScoutNews) -- Men who live in rural parts of the United States have poorer sperm quality than men in urban areas, a new study contends, and farm pesticides may be to blame.

Males in Columbia, Mo., had lower sperm quality than men in New York City, Los Angeles or Minneapolis, says lead researcher Shanna Swan, an epidemiologist and research professor of family and community medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

The study appears in the November issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

tomatolord    Posted 11-12-2002 at 10:41:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I guess I will have to go for quantity then - now to get the wife to agree as well...

tomatolord    Posted 11-12-2002 at 10:36:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I guess I will have to go for quantity then - now to get the wife to agree as well...

Cowboy Joe    Posted 11-12-2002 at 06:17:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's nice to know that we men in the Big Apple have potent sperm.

Alf    Posted 11-12-2002 at 05:22:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why did we have to pay to study something that is so obvious?

Grove r    Posted 11-11-2002 at 18:55:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Uhhh...just a question.....who's doin' the checkin', and Seems to me that those two questions could have a lot of bearing on the final annalysis.....jest sumpin' ta think about......have a good, have a gooder, R.E.L.

Toper Y Snootful*******A I school homework?    Posted 11-12-2002 at 01:15:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Think Yur onta sumpthin Grove!
Just not sure what.

Burrhead    Posted 11-11-2002 at 19:00:07       [Reply]  [No Email]

Maybe them Mizery boyz will get a re-test.

dig    Posted 11-11-2002 at 15:44:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a Urban Myth to me. And besides, all it takes is one . . .

Ira    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:52:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry,can't let this one get by----Fact is males that are more "active" have lower s---- counts than males less active. Just ask any farmer that has handled a lot of cattle.
Whats the divorce rate in Colombia,Mo. compared to New York and L.A.

Cur Mudgeon    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:47:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, it's a college town. I'd say its probably more like depletion. !!!!

CJ in SD    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:46:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe it's only in Columbia, MO. I haven't noticed anyone testing out here, and it sure as heck hasn't stopped people from getting pregnant in any rural area I've seen. Maybe the good old country boys with lower sperm counts just have straighter shooters. I could include words about cities like drive-bys, gang wars, higher drug usage, higher incidence of AIDS and the word evolutionary survival (but hey maybe they just need to make more to have people reach adulthood). Is there a big chemical/industrial company out there in Columbia how about big power lines? It's kind of hard to accept that result for all rural areas of the US just because the guys around Columbia, MO shoot off the occasional dud missle.

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:23:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny thing, I live in Missouri, and they didn't test the sperm of any of my friends or relatives! There's something fishy here.

Donna from Mo    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:18:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny thing, I live in Missouri, and they didn't test the sperm of any of my friends or relatives! There's something fishy here.

DeadCarp    Posted 11-11-2002 at 14:50:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only reliable crops around here are kids & rocks :) - and we're darn proud of our rocks!

I'll remind my grandaughters they're safer around Columbus - honest to gosh, sometimes they act as silly as guys! At any rate you won't need a t-shirt to remind you - you'd better be an accomplished rider if'n ya plan for 8 seconds on a local mare! :)

Les fawtunate    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:00:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read that in today's paper but couldn't find it on the internet. Thanks, Ana.

Bentcrank- i ain't gonna say a wurd    Posted 11-11-2002 at 12:59:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

an shucks its hard to do too    Posted 11-11-2002 at 12:59:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

BENTCRANK!    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:01:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
cant hep it. whares all these yougins comin frum???

Les...Hey Bentcrank    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:29:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same place as always. Just imagine how many more of 'em there'd be if we could produce sperm like them urban folks.

you said it purty near right far as i can tell    Posted 11-11-2002 at 13:50:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
but worries me sum thet them yuppeas is movin in closer to uz. im gonna raise more hogs to purdy up the air sum. cant figure this study none atall. haint never heard of no one hear bouts doin a study such as thisn. how would you ever count them whilst theys on the run like they must be. i dont git it atall. no sir. bent

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