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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 05:05 AM

Men have biological clocks, too. Should they stop the tick-tock by banking sperm?

The quality of sperm declines with age, so men who plan to delay fatherhood should be counseled to consider sperm banking before age 35, Rutgers University researchers conclude in a new review article.

The paper, published recently in the journal “Maturitas,” reviewed 40 years of studies of the effects of the father’s age on fertility, pregnancy, and the health of children.

“There is evidence that advanced paternal age has significant overall adverse impact,” the researchers wrote. “Sperm banking for men who are delaying childbearing may need to be a part of our societal responsibility commencing in the nearby future.”

Co-author Gloria Bachmann, an obstetrician-gynecologist who directs the Women’s Health Institute at Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, said, “Does it mean doom and gloom? Of course not. What we’re talking about are the risks, and they do increase with age.”

Read more: https://tdn.com/lifestyles/men-have-biological-clocks-too-should-they-stop-the-tick/article_4af9a3d3-be86-5c5d-a15c-ff71c1059679.html
(Longview Daily News)

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TexasTowelie Jun 2019 OP
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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 05:25 AM

1. Yes, keep a retrieval cup next to your nightstand along with your porn.

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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 05:26 AM

2. There is some truth to this.

My wife and I had a hell of a time conceiving and when we did conceive we lost 2 of the 3 pregnancies. Both had to be terminated, one at 15 weeks because he had Edward's. If he did manage to last through the pregnancy, he would have most certainly died soon after. It shattered us. We kept trying and after two IVFs we called it quits. The doctor was trying to convince us to do one last one because my wife's hormone levels were great and my swimmers were apparently normal for once. It ended up being moot though as it just happened a month after the last IVF. It took 5 years of trying though. All the while everyone around us was having kids without any problems. Its hard to be happy for your siblings when you have been failing for so long

I don't wish what we went through on anyone even though we got lucky in the end. We became the cliche that you get pregnant when you stop the fertility treatments. So many never get to become that cliche and it hurts to think about that because I know what they felt like.

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Thu Oct 3, 2019, 08:04 PM

3. Knowing what the future holds, why would anyone

 

want to be a father. Many climate scientists think it is already too late to avoid the horrors of climate change.

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