07 July 2008

Men: your collective biological clocks are ticking

Finally. According to a French study of 12,000 Parisian couples, male fertility drops significantly after the age of 35. For so long, 'older' women and their supposedly shriveled ovaries have been the primary sources of blame when it comes to conception difficulties. Women who were artificially inseminated with their male partner's semen fell pregnant less often when their partner was over 35. Men, it seems, also have a ticking biological clock. As soon as a man hits 40, his semen becomes more abnormal. Overall sperm count declines as well.

It seems that the myth of the eternally virile 'older' man may be put to rest.

Source: www.news-medical.net/?id=39777

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