Male angst prompts a new fertility service: Sperm freezing
Based on current research that older men have a higher risk that their partners will miscarry and have children with congenital abnormalities, schizophrenia or autism, more men are becoming proactive about their fertility and choosing to freeze their sperm. And while the decision to freeze sperm may be an insurance policy for the future, it also may be overkill. Because men’s sperm quality does not deteriorate with age as sharply as women’s egg quality, Dr. Natan Bar-Chama says that men have more time to make important life decisions, making sperm freezing unnecessary for most. “A normal healthy male in his 20s and 30s - we don’t recommend it. If we’re talking about someone in his 40s, who thinks he is not going to have children until he is in his 60s, it’s up for discussion. There isn’t the same urgency as there is for egg freezing.”
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