New research finds that measurements of a man’s nether regions really does correlate to his ability to get a woman pregnant, Time reports. The area of interest is located slightly south of where you’re probably thinking: it’s actually the distance between the anus to underneath the scrotum, known as anogenital distance, or AGD. According to a study published in this month’s Environmental Health Perspectives, AGD is associated with semen volume and sperm count. As Time reports:
The median AGD length is about 2 inches; men with a shorter measurement stand a seven-times greater risk of having fertility problems as opposed to men with a longer AGD. They are more likely to be sub-fertile, which generally indicates a sperm count of less than 20 million per milliliter. Men with sperm counts in this range are only half as likely to succeed in getting a partner pregnant as men with more typical sperm counts in the range of 50 to 60 million sperm per milliliter.
The study authors believe the AGD could be a “reliable marker” of potential infertility, especially when combined with additional tests like sperm count analysis.
This information presents yet another good reason why baby-lusting
single ladies should invest in their own tool kits