February 24, 2022
From 1973 to 2011, sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by over 50 percent while the number of boys and young men suffering from genital deformities, sperm abnormalities and testicular cancer has increased.
As the World Health Organization declares ‘vaccine hesitancy’ to be a top threat to global health in 2019, it turns a blind eye to declining male fertility and its causes.
'The Disappearing Male' examines the role of endocrine disrupting chemicals such as the bisphenols and phthalates in reduced fertility rates. These compounds are found in everyday plastics from drinking bottles to soft toys for infants. Originally broadcast on the CBC's 'Doc Zone' in 2008.
The effects of the bisphenols were known long before this documentary was aired. In fact, they were discovered in the late 1800s. In his 1952 book, 'The Next Million Years'. Eugenicist Charles Galton Darwin wrote about putting chemicals in the food and water supply, using injections and other means to alter and reduce the population of 'useless eaters' aka the working class folks.