FERTILITY TOGETHER BLOG

How come men don’t have a biological clock?!

Tick tock for women only?

Actually, contrary to popular belief, this isn’t necessarily true. While men definitely have more of a cushion & a later “expiration date”, there are still issues to consider.

Not only does advanced paternal age factor into developmental disorders such as autism, but there are ongoing studies to show that it also directly affects the placenta during pregnancy & can lead to miscarriage. Paternally expressed genes have been found to be predominant in the placentas of pregnant young female mice exposed to old male mice vs the placentas of pregnant young female mice exposed to young male mice. The paternal genes are expressed (turned on) due to older age.

So yes, men definitely have it easier than we do when it comes to the fertility ticker, but you should definitely consider the risk factors of advanced paternal age as well.

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