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In the modern era, women don’t like to get pregnant in the early age. According to research, there are a number of factors that influence the young couples for giving less importance to baby birth. These factors include education, career and financial independence. But with growing age, their fertility level sees a major change.
There is no doubt that age affects fertility. Fertility level falls rapidly in women as compared to men with growing age. But it does not mean that age does not affect the fertility level in men. In this article, we are going to discuss about the fact how age affects the fertility level in men and women.Age and female fertility
According to a research women are more fertile at the age of 20 to 24. As she grows older, chances of infertility increase as compared to fertile level. The best age for getting pregnant is 20 to 29. In this age, women are also able to conceive healthy baby.
According to stats, women fertility level become half at the age of 35. Similarly, fertility level further reduces to half at the age of 40. These stats prove that chances of getting pregnant reduces in late thirties or forties.
Now you must have understood why it is necessary to conceive in the early years. In the later period, infertility becomes a challenge for both men and women.
Reasons for decreased fertilityThere are a number of factors that result into decreased fertility level. Health problems start increasing in the later age. This is also one of the biggest reasons for infertility. Here we are going to discuss some other important factors that affect the fertility level in the old age.
Age and male fertility
There is a myth that age does not affect the male fertility. There is no doubt that men have more fertility at every age as compared to the women. However, it can't be denied that age affects the male fertility to a great extent. Men's fertility story is quite different from women's fertility. In the later age period, men’s sperms are not so healthy. Men also suffer from various health disorders like blood pressure and diabetes that affects the men’s fertility level to a large extent. This is how male fertility gets affected with the growing age:
Sperm mobility is best till the age of 35. After the age of 35, sperm mobility decreases up to 54 percent. After 35, sperms are not able to swim properly. Sperm mobility is directly related to quality of sperm. High quality sperms can move faster as compared to low quality sperms. Infrequent sex is also the biggest reason of low quality sperm.
Genetic quality of sperms
Age also affects the genetic quality of sperms in men. According to a research, age also leads to major birth defects and genetic disorders. At the old age, chances of miscarriage also increase to a large extent due to poor quality of sperms.
According to this research, old men are less prone to infertility but chances of genetic diseases increases in their children. Because of low quality sperm, women are also not able to conceive a healthy baby. The best solution of the issue is that the couple should plan the baby at the right age.
Age and IVF success
For the women over the age of 40, the main reason for infertility is lack of fertile and viable eggs. In the IVF treatment, a donor egg is used for fertility so in this case, women age does not matter. Thousands of couples have been blessed with babies through IVF treatment. Though this treatment does not ensure 100 percent results but is the easiest and effective method for reducing infertility.
Thus you can see that both men and women are affected by infertility in the old age. Human body works according to its biological clock. This clock works differently for men and women. It is necessary for you to understand the biological clock so that you can take the right decision at the right time.