Aging affects women and men too. The biological clock ticks for men which impacts the fertility. As men age it affects men in several ways like a long time to conceive, low quality sperm and threat of frequent miscarriages having birth defects and complications.
How does a male’s age impact his fertility?
Whilst it’s mostly assumed that only aging affects women, the truth is that aging affects men too. A man’s fertility levels sharply decline after he crosses his 40’s is true. A man’s age affects his fertility in several ways such as :
As men age, it takes them longer to be a parent or conceive a child. Aging affects men, as they might suffer from some serious health conditions and complications such as high blood sugar or BP also has an effect on them to conceive. The sperm count and quality also considerably declines.
A man’s age factor has a relation to the rate of success of having a healthy pregnancy experience. Older men tend to have deteriorated the quality of sperms which makes conceiving hard and also possibly have increased or frequent miscarriages.
Its examined that men of higher age tend to have sperms with abnormalities in the DNA structure thereby causing miscarriages, complications at birth and birth defects.
As men age their fertility levels drop, meaning they tend to have low libido levels and even erectile dysfunction. Through aging men gain weight leading to obesity thus leading to male infertility.
At what age man’s age is at the peaks of fertility?
There’s no particular age to predict as the best age to have a baby. A better way is to observe the children born to males of various age groups. According to research, the fertility is at the peaks between the ages 25 to 30 years of age. Men in their young age have good health and vigor. Also, the sperm quality and count are good which makes it easier to conceive. It’s not that older men cannot conceive a child but there are many problems associated which make it hard to be a parent.
At which age does male fertility take a steep fall?
Men’s likelihood to have a child reduces once men reach an age of 30 years. Factors such as lifestyle, eating habits contribute to infertility. Matured paternal age is for men who have crossed 40- 45 years of age as per the research done in the fertility studies. According to a survey, it’s evident that men who take the infertility treatments the probability of a man to conceive was down by 11%. While it might not be applicable to all men who have already undergone the fertility treatment, so it cannot be generalized. But it’s an accepted fact that sperm quality lowers with age, which implies that the sperm parameters such as motility, morphology deteriorate as they age. In a survey, its observed that the sperm motility rate goes down by 0.8% annually, which constitutes to 15% downfall in the movement of sperm. Also, the sperm morphology declines by 4-18% drastically down the lane.
When does a man’s body stop producing sperms?
A male body never stops producing sperms, only in certain conditions where they have a serious medical condition, chronic illness or undergo chemotherapy etc. The sperm counts decreases but still, the body produces sperms. There is no such evidence which declares that a man is unfit to conceive at any given age.
The results of many researchers conclude that sperm quality and concentration decrease and so does the sperm’s functioning producing varied results.
How men’s age affect the rate of birth defects?
Advanced paternal age is directly linked to higher risk of several birth complications, birth defects, and other medical conditions. While it’s not certain that only age has the key role to play in the risk factor contributing to birth defects. Some of the most common defects which are as a result of advanced paternal age are as follows:
According to a Danish research, its examined that older paternal age contributed to the threat or risk of cleft lip abnormality irrespective of the mother’s age.
While a survey was conducted on 3000 cases, several men and it was observed that children born with Down Syndrome, the majority of the reason was that the paternal advanced age above 35 years of age around 50% of the cases.
Older men aged above 50 years had a higher probability to give birth to kids of autism.
In a survey, the results drawn showed that men above 30 years had a probability to give birth to a child having schizophrenia, with age the risk increased and the greatest was for men aged 50 years.