The Impact of Age on Fertility: How Age Affects Both Men and Women
- Each woman is born with a finite number of eggs, which decrease with time.
- When women reach their late 20s and early 30s, their fertility begins to decline.
- Once you reach 35 years of age, fertility begins to decline.
- There is less than a 5% chance of a woman getting pregnant by the age of 40.
- Miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities are more likely to occur as a woman ages.
- Pregnancy and childbirth complications are more likely to occur in women over 35 years of age.
- In contrast to women, men are capable of producing sperm throughout their lives.
- As men age, the quality of their sperm decreases.
- There is a lower chance of men fathering a child in their 40s and 50s than at a younger age.
- The risk of genetic mutation in offspring increases with the advanced age of the father (over 40).
- Advanced paternal age is linked to an increased risk of certain health disorders in offspring, such as autism and schizophrenia.
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