n African Journal of Reproductive Health - High prevalence of male infertility in Africa : are Mycotoxins to blame? - : editorial

Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1118-4841
  • E-ISSN: 2141-3606


There is an increase in reports indicating a continuous decline in human fertility in both developed and developing countries. The infertility prevalence varies between developing and developed countries. For instance, in the United States of America it is estimated to be 6% whereas it is 10-15% in United Kingdom. In Africa, infertility prevalence rates are higher and range from 20-35%. The "infertility belt", geographical regions with high infertility prevalence, is well-known to Africa, stretching from West Africa, through Central to East Africa.

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