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Is there a risk to male fertility for men who use a laptop computer?

A laptop computer can raise the temperature of the body responsible for sperm production.

Surfing the Web or checking e-mail with a Wi-Fi-connected laptop in your lap is bad news for male fertility since it thwarts sperms' swimming skills and the precious deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (yours!) cargo they carry. Phones may hamper male fertility, too.

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