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BAMAPHIN 22
11-08-2006, 12:01 PM
Fertility specialists revealed new evidence yesterday that male fertility declines with age as they warned that men's lack of awareness of their own biology may be playing a part in low birthrates.

The warning comes as a Guardian/ICM poll highlights a shift in attitudes towards childbearing in Britain, in which low birthrates are blamed by many couples on a desire to further their careers and live comfortably. The poll revealed that while the vast majority of people understood the importance of a woman's age in achieving a successful pregnancy, many couples started trying for a family later in life regardless.

In the latest research, IVF experts studied the often neglected question of whether a man's age affects the chances of a couple having children. They concluded that while the age of 35 should be considered the "amber light" in a woman's reproductive life, men reach a similar milestone at 40.

The researchers, from fertility clinics across France, examined rates of successful pregnancies in 1,938 couples from 59 clinics. The study showed that a woman younger than 30 was 25% less likely to conceive if her male partner was 40 or older than if he was of similar age. And if the woman was 35 to 37, she was twice as likely not to conceive as to have a successful pregnancy if her partner was 40 or older.

http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/2006/11/05/men-should-plan-on-parenthood-by-40/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guardian.co.uk%2Fscience%2Fstory%2F0%2C%2C1765573%2C00.html&frame=true

WharfRat
11-08-2006, 06:57 PM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

Stitches
11-08-2006, 09:48 PM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

No joke. By the time you'd want to retire, you'd be paying for your slacker kids to go through college. :shakeno:

Dolphin1184
11-08-2006, 11:18 PM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

2nd marriage? Like when I was conceived.

NJFINSFAN1
11-08-2006, 11:20 PM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

You said it brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:eek:

Roman529
11-09-2006, 01:18 AM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

WHY??? Did you see that old geezer who hooked up with Anna Nicole Smith when he was in his 80's? I am 40 and can think of a lot of great reasons to have kids later in life....you can spend a lot more time with them when you are older, and in most cases retired and no longer working.
It all depends on whether you want to have kids.

fishypete
11-09-2006, 01:19 AM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

After 15 years of paying child support for 4 kids....sometimes I ask why too.:eek:

HysterikiLL
11-09-2006, 01:22 AM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

Because condoms aint free, brother! :rawk:

PrepDogg
11-09-2006, 01:24 AM
Because condoms aint free, brother! :rawk:

You said it. :lol:

unifiedtheory
11-09-2006, 03:56 AM
I'll show my girl/soon to be fiance this article and then STALL like crazy for 5 years and I'm off the damn hook...LOL!

Roman529
11-09-2006, 01:03 PM
My kids are the furry four legged ones....they never give you any grief, and they are so happy when you get home, and they love you no matter what!!!

Woof!!!

:wink:

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-09-2006, 02:21 PM
My kids are the furry four legged ones....they never give you any grief, and they are so happy when you get home, and they love you no matter what!!!

Woof!!!

:wink:
so you're italian?


(btw, i'm half-italian, so i'm allowed to use this joke. i'm pretty hairy myself.)

Nappy Roots
11-09-2006, 02:24 PM
so you're italian?


(btw, i'm half-italian, so i'm allowed to use this joke. i'm pretty hairy myself.)


:barf:










btw, i dont plan on having kids til im 80....that way i dont have to worry about taking care of them.

Rocky Raccoon
11-09-2006, 02:27 PM
:barf:










btw, i dont plan on having kids til im 80....that way i dont have to worry about taking care of them.
:shakeno:












































:idea:

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-09-2006, 02:27 PM
btw, i dont plan on having kids til im 80....that way i dont have to worry about taking care of them.
you shouldn't have them when you're 80 either, then.

cnc66
11-09-2006, 02:28 PM
so you're italian?


(btw, i'm half-italian, so i'm allowed to use this joke. i'm pretty hairy myself.)

well he didn't think our calender girl was very hot, no telling where his taste runs from there...except to hair

Nappy Roots
11-09-2006, 02:29 PM
you shouldn't have them when you're 80 either, then.


well i plan on doing it with a 18 year old, so they will have a young energized mom to take care of them.





full proof plan.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-09-2006, 02:30 PM
full proof plan.
pardon

cnc66
11-09-2006, 02:34 PM
well i plan on doing it with a 18 year old, so they will have a young energized mom to take care of them.





fool proof plan.

speaking of which, I just saw Heff, with a threesome of hotties that live with him

Nappy Roots
11-09-2006, 02:46 PM
pardon


bad english? i have no clue what its suppose to be. i thought it was full proof.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-09-2006, 02:51 PM
bad english? i have no clue what its suppose to be. i thought it was full proof.
sweetiepie, it's "fool-proof" which means even a fool can't mess it up. "full-proof" doesn't make much sense at all... :wink: i still lurv u :hug:

Nappy Roots
11-09-2006, 02:53 PM
sweetiepie, it's "fool-proof" which means even a fool can't mess it up. "full-proof" doesn't make much sense at all... :wink: i still lurv u :hug:


hahahaha damn im dumb.

steeda
11-09-2006, 02:55 PM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

Who would want to concieve in the first place? Children cost too much $$$.

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-09-2006, 02:57 PM
Who would want to concieve in the first place? Children cost too much $$$.
lots of things cost too much money, but people still go through with it.

steeda
11-09-2006, 03:02 PM
lots of things cost too much money, but people still go through with it.

You know, when I think about it more, its not even the fact about the money I would spend, but the aggrivation and time lost raising a child. I can't deal with the screaming, crying, changing of diapers... although, on the flip side, it would be great to have another fin fan around the house. :dolphins:

Pennington's Rocket Arm
11-09-2006, 03:06 PM
You know, when I think about it more, its not even the fact about the money I would spend, but the aggrivation and time lost raising a child. I can't deal with the screaming, crying, changing of diapers... although, on the flip side, it would be great to have another fin fan around the house. :dolphins:
hmm sounds more like an adult jets fan.

The Rev
11-09-2006, 03:40 PM
Why a guy would want to concieve after 40 is beyond me.....

actually I'll be an adoptive father by July which puts me at...40. :wink: