When Are Men Most Fertile Age?

Though generally age is not barrier to getting many things in this modern living but in fact it is one of unchangeable risk factors for many healthy conditions. It also can be a barrier when you have a plan for pregnancy with your partner. Most people think that the age of women is the most crucial factor for conception of pregnancy, but the age of men also have an effect. What is the most fertile age for a man? Let’s explore more this issue!

Male and female fertilities decrease as the age

In today’s society, age-related fertility problems are increasing popular. This is reasonable since for a wide variety of reasons, many couples wait until their 30s or even 40s to start their families. Even though women and men today may be healthier and practicing better care of themselves than ever before, but unfortunately this doesn’t offset the natural age-related decrease in fertility.

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, age can significantly affect the levels of fertility both in men and women. In general, either female or male fertility decreases as the age.

The major different thing of age-related fertility decline in men and women

It’s clear that age can be a risk factor of fertility problem, but many studies showed that the female fertility decreases faster than the male fertility.

Many people talk that the chance of getting a conception declines as we get older. But for men, there is still no clearly threshold of when they will become infertile.

In women, the age of 35 or older – the chance of getting pregnant is much lower than younger than 30. Though there is still a chance for women older than 35 to have a pregnancy, but the chance is much better for men. In fact, many men older than 35 successfully father children!

Unlike the decline in female fertility, typically a man’s decrease in sperm develops much later. Even the decline in sperm quality as they get older doesn’t become a serious concern before they are in their 60s [1].

In fact, there is no exactly maximum age at which they cannot father children. Even some in their 60-70s can get a pregnancy with their younger partners. This is the major thing that distinguishes the age-related decline in female and male fertilities.

Most fertile age for men

Like in women, there is also a point when a man reaches his most fertile time. In general, both female and male fertilities reach the peak level at the age of early twenties [2].

However, the chance of getting a pregnancy is still pretty good at early thirties for both men and women.

If you are a man, you may feel better since the male fertility typically decreases slower than female fertility – as noted before. However, no matter how slowly your fertility changes, the tag ‘decline’ means that it can reduce your chance of getting your partner pregnant.

image_illustration79So, if you think that you are ready to start a family and have child, it’s much better to not delay it. Even if your partner is much younger than you, a young 20s-woman who gets a pregnant with an older man (especially older than 45 years-old) is at high risk of having some pregnancy complications – including a miscarriage.

In fact, most cases of miscarriage come with chromosome abnormalities. And the bad sperm may have an effect in increasing the risk of developing abnormalities of chromosome. As well we know, the sperm quality decreases as the age.

Furthermore – as you age, the children you father are at higher risk of having some problems such as difficulty learning problem, mental disorders, or autism. The following are statistics of the correlation between a man’s age, the chance of getting conception, and pregnancy complications [3].

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