How Age Affects Fertility

How Age Affects Fertility

They say age doesn’t matter unless you’re cheese. This extremely positive quote is not at all true when we talk about fertility, however. In the world of fertility, age is not just a number. Age is key to fertility in both men and women. Try having a baby in your 30s or even early 40s and you may be able to. However, having a child later than that will be impossible as fertility decreases with age. Even fertility treatments like IVF won’t be as effective for older women as they are for younger women. Here we talk about age and fertility in both men and women in a manner that may help you decide when to have your first child. Also, use this article as a guide to choose a viable fertility treatment option for you and your partner.

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Fertility in Women

Women are born with eggs and their ovaries contain all the eggs till menopause. Women’s eggs age as they get older and the quality of eggs also decrease. If you want to have a child, women’s age matters for the chances of conception. Women under the age of 30 find it easier to get pregnant than those over the age of 30. The chances of conception decrease over the age of 30 and you will be less likely to have a child. After the age of 45 the chances of a woman having a child dips from 5% to 1%. This means that the younger the woman is the more fertility she possesses. Women above the age of 40 are more likely to suffer from miscarriages and other problems than younger women.

Age and Male Fertility

Men are just as likely to suffer from age-related fertility issues as women. For men, it is very rare for older men to be able to father a child. Also, wives of men older than 45 years of age are less likely to conceive. If the couple are under the age of 25 then you can expect them to have a child after 5 months of trying. However, the chances of a couple having a child goes down by up to 2 years or longer as the age progresses. For men over 40, the quality of sperm decreases. Sperm motility decreases after 55 and is highest before 25. Semen quality peaks between the age of 30 and 35 and it is the lowest after 55. Therefore, age is an important factor for fertility, for not just women. 

Male age is negatively associated with fertility treatments like IVF. However, treatments like intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) work even with older men. Both women and men lose fertility with age and must think about their biological clock when deciding to have a child. However, don’t let age alone dictate everything and do take a look at fertility treatments that can help you have a child.

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