Jorge Sosa
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Parenting at forty isn't easy, especially for first-time parents. While certain risks may rise with age, men continue to produce sperm throughout their lives and can father healthy children until old age. From a biological standpoint, experts recommend a man is best suited to fatherhood when he is in his late 20s to early 30s. However, the quality and quantity of sperm declines with age. Despite this, men can still father children in their 50s and older. In spite of the fact that most men can have children well into their 50s and beyond, it tends to become more difficult after the age of 40. There are many reasons for this, including: Sperm quality decreases with age.

There has been evidence that advanced paternal age may adversely affect a baby's risk of prematurity, low birth weight, low Apgar scores and seizures, as well as the mother's risk of gestational diabetes, according to a study of more than 40.5 million births in the United States. The world's oldest father reached 94 when he gave birth to his first child in 2010. The record was broken in 2012 when he gave birth to another son at 96.

 

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With increasing age, a father's genome becomes progressively more mutated, increasing the risk of congenital malformations in his offspring. Genetic mutations, telomere length, and epigenetics may adversely affect the health of his offspring as they grow older. It is estimated that less than 1 percent of first-time fathers are over 50, but it is beneficial to do so. A men's health and fertility urologist, Dr Paul Turek, says that men who have children later in life tend to live longer. Their children also tend to live longer, he says.

A number of studies have repeatedly found that parents' age predicts the sex of their children. Older parents have significantly higher chances of having daughters than younger parents. Children born to older fathers are more likely to have a higher I.Q. than children born to younger fathers, according to the study. As a result, kids who were raised by older parents were more focused on pursuing their interests and more self-confident.

Those who gave birth after 40 had a four-fold higher chance of living to 100 years old, according to another study. It's important to note that there are plenty of other factors that contribute to living longer, regardless of when you decide to have a child. 

 

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Many people don't wring their hands over the woes of men who don't have children, whether real or imagined. However, new research suggests that men without children may feel more isolated, depressed, and angry than women without children, and that they are just as likely to regret not having children as women.

 

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Zaneta Crayton
nothing wrong with being a dad at an old age
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Corina McGovern
i love this article about dads
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Lydia Acuna
nothin wrong with having a child that age
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Erika Nielsen
most dads this age are so loving and responsible
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