Female Urine to Blame for Male Infertility…Says The Vatican

Pill link to infertile men, says Vatican

THE contraceptive pill is polluting the environment and is in part responsible for male infertility, a report in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano said on Saturday.

The pill “has for some years had devastating effects on the environment by releasing tonnes of hormones into nature” through female urine, said Pedro Jose Maria Simon Castellvi, president of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, in the report.

“We have sufficient evidence to state that a non-negligible cause of male infertility in the West is the environmental pollution caused by the pill,” he said.

I don’t even know what to say, other than WTF, are you morons?.
The Age

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7 thoughts on “Female Urine to Blame for Male Infertility…Says The Vatican

  1. Weirdly enough, not to long ago we had to interview a guy at the FDA about something like this, only it was with the RX meds being flushed down the toilet. The people at the FDA said they know it does something, but not exactly sure what and are not funding anything to find out. Basically the water treatment plants can’t get it all out, and there are small traces of every drug our over drugged culture takes in the water interacting in strange and funny ways that the powers that be don’t wanna get involved with.

  2. In the Potomac and its tributary rivers the fish are doing some interesting things. We’ve got male fish w/ female genitalia including eggs. Last I heard they thought it was from a chemical from agricultural fertilizers that drain into the rivers. They’re planting lines of trees on the banks of the rivers to absorb(?) more of the chemicals.

  3. The real propblem, as far as I knowm, are not really the antibiotics and female hormones gushed down the toilet, but the radioactive tracers which are used by hospitals, radiologists and alike.Normally, people are advised to stay in the hospital for a few hours after the medication (so their feces and urin can be collected in the hospital as “special waste” and can be cleaned from all medication as good as possible ), but most people just go home. Up until now, there is really no way to get them out of the water which is cheap enough; the effects are nearly only affecting protists and bacteria, though.
    Very recently I read a very interesting article which stated that the real hormone problems occur because of things which we as normal consuments don’t even recognize as hormone-containing substances; like paint for ships, polymer plasticiser, musk- derivatives and other substances I can’t recall right now. Their molecular structure is often so hormone-like that many maritime mollusca, especially bivalvia, have real problems to reproduce because their genitalia are male-female-hybrids. But no one cares.

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