A Clinical Embryologist at the, Trust Care Specialist Hospital and Fertility Center , in Kumasi has cautioned men to as much as possible avoid heat conditions around their scrotum.
This he says can lead to fertility issues. He says certain jobs can expose individuals especially men to substances or environments that potentially affect their fertility.
Medical studies suggest that exposure to extreme heat has the tendency to decrease sperm production and increased sperm abnormalities.
Dr. Isaac Kofi Adu who was speaking on reproductive issues on Kumasi-based Ultimate radio emphasised that heat affects the production of healthy sperm.
“The best temperature for sperm production is a few degrees below normal body temperature”, he said, adding that sitting still for long periods can also overheat your testicles.
He also cautions women against obesity since it poses birth challenges.
He warns against indulging their cravings during or immediately after pregnancy, explaining that it will prevent obesity and ensure good health.