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New Research Shows Men also have Biological Clocks

8 Jul

Until now men were smug about their fertility prospects. We all believed that men could have a child anytime but women were limited by their biological clocks. It turns out that men also should be concerned about their biological clocks because they have these clocks too! And  it starts ticking down after a man hits 35 years or so.

Studies show that men’s fertility decreases after 35 and by 40 they may find it more difficult to impregnate a woman.

Dr. Stephanie Belloc presented her findings recently to the European Society of Human Reproductive and Embryology Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

“Men are not immune from reproductive ageing,” Dr. Belloc said and noted that this study has important implications for couples who want to have a family.

Perhaps our grandparents were right as they always are, get your children younger than older.  If you want to have a family do not wait for the house, the car and the white picket fence with a dog. Those things may wait but your fertility will not.

On similar note, women who already have fertility issues should also note that there is evidence that  while many women can have 20 cups of coffee a day and get pregnant if you’re already subfertile it could push you over the edge , according to Professor Bill Ledger, University of Sheffield.

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