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The Facts: Men, Age and Fertility
Last week, we talked about age related infertility in female, today we shall be addressing issues relating to men’s age as it causes decline in fertility.
The quality of a man’s sperm decreases with age. As a man ages, it takes longer for his partner to get pregnant. There is also an increased risk of not conceiving at all. Whatever the age of the mother, the risk of miscarriage is higher if the father is over 45. The children of older fathers are at greater risk of autism, mental health problems and learning difficulties.