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soulsociety
10-27-2006, 01:14 PM
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Risks for girls born to women after mid-30s

26oct06

MOTHERS who have baby girls in their late 30s and 40s may be compromising their daughters' chances of starting a family when they grow up.

Advancing age not only reduces a woman's ability to conceive but also raises the risk that female offspring will struggle to fall pregnant, new research has found.

The findings come at a time when women are increasingly postponing having children until they have established their career. One in seven coupled women already has difficulty becoming pregnant, and this is likely to worsen as more daughters of older mothers reach adulthood and try to conceive.

Peter Nagy, of Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, who led the study, said: "What is frightening is that if we think of our parents, most of them were relatively young when we were born. Today society is changing, and a lot of women are delaying childbirth.

"What we see in 20 to 30 years' time will be completely different," he said. "We are likely to see more fertility problems in the future."

Any such effect could be heightened by the growing popularity of a type of IVF known as intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection, or ICSI, which was developed to treat male infertility and now accounts for about half of all procedures.

Because ICSI involves injecting an egg with a single sperm, which might not otherwise have been capable of fertilising it, concerns have been raised that boys born in this way could also grow up to be infertile.

It has long been understood that the quality of a woman's eggs worsens as she approaches the menopause, causing a sharp decline in her fertility after the age of about 35.

Dr Nagy found women were more likely to become pregnant if they were born to relatively young mothers.

The Times
Any opinions on this? I mean it sort of makes sense in that the cells contributed by both parents are of lower quality as they age. I'm worried...
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Malaikah
10-27-2006, 01:17 PM
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only the female ones are 'lower quality' because their eggs are all produced when they are still a developing fetus and they mature as they grow older but they cant make any new ones

males continue to produce new sperm cells as long as they live so theres no issue for them
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soulsociety
10-27-2006, 01:40 PM
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What if a sister's 19 (became 'responsible' age 9/10), was born when mother was in mid-thirties, father in 60s, has 3 older siblings, 3 younger... Is she likely to have problems?
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Malaikah
10-27-2006, 02:02 PM
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but you dont usually get serious problems unless the kids were born to a mum who is 40+ kinda and it doesnt matter what age the dad is it doesnt matter at all, he can continue to reproduce till very very very old (theoretically)

and from what i know the problems you get are stuff like down syndrome and stuff

doesnt sound like an issue to me.. but yeh what do i know
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limitless
10-27-2006, 07:24 PM
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Males are able to reproduce sperm cells as long as they live and are healthy. But for males after the age of 50, the sperm cells aren't "healthy" and lose their strength. That age 50 is for Ontario, Canadians; statstictis from University of Toronto, and Waterloo. Vaguely, sperm cells lose their touch at age of 40+ (worldy speaking).

But that has probably changed, that was last year.

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DigitalStorm82
10-28-2006, 06:51 AM
If Allah wills that she be granted a child she will be granted a child...

If a woman who is 99 years old and give birth to a child... then nothing is impossible.
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soulsociety
10-28-2006, 12:22 PM
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You know when a woman is pregnant, does that mean like 9 eggs are saved (as menses stop)?
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