Electronic radiation causes infertility


The quandary of infertility is constantly increasing in the country due to electronic radiation. Gynecologists and obstetrician’s experts opined that, using laptops on lap is increasing numbers of women and male infertility. At the same time environmental pollution, stress, late marriage, excessive use of laptops and smart phones is adding up to this cause.

Working for a long time on laptop and smart phones is one of the reasons for radiation emissions, experts indicated. Besides, the fertility of people is decreasing due to consumption of adulterated food, according to the Obstetrician and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh (OGSB)

In the meantime, World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, 8 to 10 percent of the world’s population is suffering from some kind of infertility problem. Although there is no accurate available statistics in Bangladesh, experts claimed that this number is increasing. According to National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “Women who receive abdominal or direct pelvic radiation at high doses are at greater risk for subsequent infertility.”

It also stated that, the ovarian reserve is sensitive to pelvic radiation, which may destroy the majority of immature ovarian follicles or significantly reduce follicle number. Recently, a study on the ‘complications of infertility’ was conducted by the Department of Gynecology at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

That study found that 45 percent of couples suffer from infertility problems. BSMMU Professor Dr Samina Chowdhury said, “Because of stress and using technologies for a long period, numbers of infertility is increasing” “Women who use smart phones and laptops frequently for a longer time are potentially at risk of infertility, specially working women,” she added.

“There is a shortage of skilled manpower in the health sector. However, the full use of the manpower must be ensured,” she further mentioned. Syed Abu Jafar Mohammad Musa, Special Advisor to the UN Population Fund, said, “Radiation can cause infertility, alongside with mental stress.” “I will urge working people, specially working women’s to stay away from technological devices to get rid of radiation with minimum use,” he added.