Effect of the age of the father

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Effect of the age of the father

Post by emma2626 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:41 am

I'm in my early 20's and my partner is in his early 40's. He already has two daughters (5 & 7) and we would like to have children in the next few years, probably in 3-5 years.

I don't expect to have any fertility issues but I have read online that sperm quality does decrease and issues can arise when the father is older. However what I cant determine is if issues with sperm quality still apply if the mother is young and doesnt have fertility problems.

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Re: Effect of the age of the father

Post by Dr. Wisot » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:57 am

The quality of sperm can decrease with age but a general answer will do you no good. A semen analysis on your partner would be much more helpful. In one's early 40's sperm issues from age usually would not be too profound.

Each of your fertility is independent but your young age would be helpful no matter what sperm issues he may have.

Arthur L. Wisot, M. D.
Reproductive Partners Medical Group
Redondo Beach, California

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