Interdisciplinary Investigation on Technology, Environment, and Fertility
Have Innovation and Environmental Chemicals Increased Infetility?
The number of infertility treatment performed in Japan is higher than the numbers in any other countries in the world. Sexual norm, ethics, and behavior has been tremendously changed due to a flood of sexual information and service resulting from innovation. Meantime, increasing exposure to environmental chemical have adverse effects on human reproductive functions. This proposed project targets Japanese people, using methods of humanities, social sciences, and environmental sciences, to test the hypotheses “Innovation and chemical exposures increased infertility”.
This project consists of three sub-projects to test the hypothesis.
(1) The effects of innovation on sexual norm and behavior
(2) The effects of chemical exposure on reproductive functions and sexual behavior
(3) The effects of sexual behavior and chemical exposures on infertility.
|Principal Investigator||KONISHI Shoko||The University of Tokyo, Department of Human Ecology, Associate Professor||Summarization, Modeling|
|Group Leader||MORIKI Yoshie||International Christian University, College of Liberal Arts Division of Arts and Sciences, Senior Associate Professor||Interview|
|Co-Investigator||AKAGAWA Manabu||The University of Tokyo, Department of Sociology, Professor||Interview|
|Group Leader||YOSHINAGA Jun||Toyo University, Faculty of Life Sciences, Department of Applied Biosciences, Professor||Measuring Chemicals|
|Co-Investigator||IMAI Hideki||Tokyo Healthcare University, Higashigaoka-Tachikawa Faculty of Nursing, Professor||Recruiting Research Targets, Research|
|Co-Investigator||SAOTOME Tomoko||Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research, Researcher||Evaluating Reproductive Function|
|Group Leader||IWAMOTO Teruaki||International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School, Reproduction Center, Professor||Evaluating Reproductive Function|
|Co-Investigator||YAMASAKI Kazumitsu||General Incorporated Foundation, Tsukuba Rokujinkai, Tsukuba Gakuen Hospital, Urology Department, Head Physician||Evaluating Reproductive Function|
|Co-Investigator||IHANA Tatsuji||International University of Health and Welfare Graduate School, Senior Lecturer, Embryologist||Evaluating Reproductive Function|
|Kathleen A. O’Connor||University of Washington (US), Department of Anthropology, Professor Emerita|
|J. Richard Pilsner||University of Massachusetts Amherst (US), Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Assistant Professor|