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Tag: Reproduction

Boxers or briefs?

The New Yorker:

For the latest study, which appeared in Human Reproduction, researchers drew on data collected from more than six hundred and fifty men who sought treatment for infertility at the Massachusetts General Hospital at some point between 2000 and 2017. The men, who ranged in age from eighteen to fifty-six, provided semen samples that were analyzed for sperm count, concentration, motility, and well-being—“whether the sperm had one head or two, one tail or two, that sort of thing,” Chavarro said. Blood tests measured the levels of hormones involved in the production of sperm. And each man filled out a questionnaire that asked, among other things, what kind of underwear he typically wore. Slightly more than half the men wore boxers; the rest wore briefs, boxer briefs, bikinis, or other tight-fitting underwear.

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The vegans who believe reproduction is wrong

Virginia Pelley, writing for Marie Claire:

Anti-natalists are adherents of the philosophy that human beings are a destructive force to animals and to the earth, and therefore it’s morally wrong to create more of them. It isn’t possible, anti-natalists point out, to ask fetuses if they wish to be born (or get an answer out of them, anyway), so having a child means foisting life on another being without his or her consent.

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