Loyola Medicine Logo Men placing laptop on the lap are decreasing their chances of having children, or at least the following piece of information suggests so. According to a groundbreaking study, frequent habit of placing laptop on the lap affects male fertility. The heat generated from laptops probably has harmful effect on sperm production and development.

Almost every individual today employs laptop for long hours to accomplish various tasks. However, the heat produced from laptops affects male fertility when placed on the lap. Laptops can be simply placed on desktops to avoid decline in sperm count and motility. The other leading cause of male infertility may include varicocoeles, or enlarged varicose veins in the scrotum.

In this condition, the temperature within the testicles is seemingly raised to such an extent that it damages or kills sperm. It is believed that fertility issues can also be triggered by genital injuries or defects, certain sexually transmitted infections, prostatitis immune as well as hormonal disorders and erectile dysfunction. Suzanne Kavic, MD, director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at the Loyola University Health System and associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and colleagues mention that certain medications for depression, blood pressure and heart conditions too are capable of lowering libido or leading to impotence.