A typically excitable headline in Wednesday’s Natural News daily posting read ‘Bill Gates funds technology to destroy your sperm’…
The story was based on a rather less apocolyptic report on January 30th on the BBC News Health pages about research originally started in the 1970s but now being carried out by researchers at the University of North Carolina (funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) on using sound waves to reduce sperm counts to levels of infertility.
The purpose of the trial, carried out successfully on rats, was to find an alternative and easy contraceptive to be used by men. While the convenience seems appealing, the researchers are clear that ‘further studies are required to determine how long the contraceptive effect lasts and if it is safe to use multiple times.’ In other words they need to be sure that the temporary infertility produced by the ultrasound is reversible so that contraception does not turn into sterilisation!
This reminded me of a conversation I had quite recently with Nim Barnes, the lovely and charismatic found of the charity Foresight that has helped so many apparently infertile couples to conceive and, in due course, have healthy babies. Nim had been at a talk I had given at the McCarrison Society about electrosensitivity and we were discussing the damage that electromagnetic radiation and the transmission of radio waves can cause. She suggested that the relatively frequent ultra sounds checks which are now de rigeur for any pregnant woman, could harm the baby, sometimes even fatally. Especially if the developing child was weak or challenged, relatively strong sound waves being transmitted through the thin protection of the mother’s belly and womb, could disrupt the baby’s heart beat and cause significant damage – maybe even cause a still birth. At the time I was somewhat sceptical but in view of this research, I wonder if she has a point.
If you do have, or know of anyone who has trouble conceiving, Foresight are wonderfully helpful. By chance, a posting came through from Micki Rose’ Pure Health site this morning about another fertility specialist, Sarah Holland, who Micki rates highly – or – as another alternative, acupuncture appears to be very helpful. I know that my good friend Barbara Hezelgrave, in north London, treats a number of apparently infertile couples very successfully.