The Male Biological Clock

Tick Tock — just because you can, does not mean you should

Celtic Chameleon
4 min readFeb 24, 2024
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While it’s common knowledge that older women’s eggs are less viable than younger women’s — the important biological realities of aging sperm are less well known.

Older sperm can be responsible for causing miscarriages and birth defects. Older sperm also makes it more difficult for women to get pregnant, regardless of maternal age.

So even if the woman is young and healthy, studies have shown that if her partner is older, his sperm carries increased risks for the health of mother and baby.

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Age Conquers All

Sperm — like everything else in our human bodies — loses health and vitality as it ages, and aging sperm is linked to birth defects and pregnancy issues.

“Men who delay starting a family have a ticking “biological clock” — just like women — that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to Rutgers researchers.”