Many older man worry about their fertility .

They know that a woman's fertility declines as she gets older , and therefore they are naturally concerned that their fertility will decline as well .

However, the reason a woman's fertility declines as she gets older is because her ovaries stop producing new eggs after birth . This means she starts running out of eggs as she ages. When her eggs run out , she becomes menopausal .

However, the testis is designed very differently.

The seminiferous tubules in the testes continuously producing sperm daily, no matter whether the man is 25 or 95 . This is why the freshly produced sperm will remain healthy and will be able to fertilize an egg .

This is why Charlie Chaplin was able to impregnate his wife even at the age of 73 !

This is why men dont need to worry about the effect of their age on their fertility.

Yes, a Google search will show papers which say that older men have an increased risk of being infertile, but this is just a statistical increase, and it's not because there's a problem with the sperm quality . Its usually because of the pedestrian reason that as a man ages, he ends up having sex less frequently , and this is what causes his fertility to apparently decline .

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Source : https://blog.drmalpani.com/2021/01/the-older-man-and-his-fertility.html
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.

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