Father's Age is Risk
Factor For Miscarriage - Over Age of 35 Genetic Abnormalities and
Defects Associated with Sperm - Depends on Mans Age
July 31st 2006
The fatherís age may influence the risk of miscarriage, based on a large
study of women in Jerusalem who were pregnant between 1964 and 1976.
They looked at the 1,500 women who suffered a miscarriage, and compared
them to the 12,000 who did not have one.
They took into account the motherís age, which was already a well known
risk factor for miscarriage. The research showed that men also have a
biological clock. Even in their 30ís, men had a higher risk of
miscarriage. The rate of miscarriage was three times higher in fathers
between the ages of 35 and 39, as compared to men younger than 25.
Men continually produce new sperm even into their later years, however
the research shows that starting at a young age, fertility gradually
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