Is there such a thing as a man too old to have kids? - Alpha Male Nation
Not all men can have kids at advanced ages
What is more important, men who have kids when over 45 years old, tend to produce weaker offspring than their healthier counterparts. According to the research, regardless of the woman’s age, she will be at risk of miscarriage if her partner is older than 45. At the same time, older men have kids who are at greater risk of developing certain health problems, including autism and mental disturbances.
But that does not mean that old man do not procreate at all. Have a look at Mick Jagger, for instance. He succeeded in becoming a father at the age of 73, which has to be some kind of a record in itself. So just by being an old father does not mean that the offspring will automatically develop health problems. It is just that the risks are higher. But even if men develop fertility problems over years, it does not compare to women, who, once reached menopause, become unable to procreate.
Men have no such biological limit. In theory, they can procreate until the day they will die, with just one problem: the fertility rate drops, so the chance of procreating will be significantly lower as they advance in age. This is because the quality and the volume of the sperm drop over the course of the entire life, starting at the age of 20.
What affects the men’s sex machine?
Although after the age of 20 the quality of the sperms begins to drop, it is only after the 30s when the effects really become visible. According to the latest studies, men who experience problems when trying to have kids at advanced ages have several factors to blame for their fertility issues. Some of these include environmental poisoning, which includes various toxic vapors, especially car fuel, radiation and the natural effects of the aging process.
According to the specialists, the problems advance with age the testicles will lower the production of testosterone, influencing, even more, the reproductive performances.
Another interesting effect is that the sperm that is being produced in old men is defective, meaning that it contains mutations able to harm to offspring. This is one of the reasons why those who are looking to have kids should do so rather in their early 20s than early 30s or even later.
Are old dads a danger to their future children?
Contrary to what you have read so far, the answer is no. This is because it is the mother’s age that plays a more important role in the child’s health. Old mothers looking to have kids tend to transmit weaker genes to their offspring and are at higher risk of miscarriage than the younger ones.
This means that old man who wants to have kids should be at ease and look for young wives for their goals. This way they can make sure their future children will be healthier and stronger. Plus, life is more charming when living next to a younger wife. Just saying.