Women are told to start planning and thinking about having children way before they are actually ready to take that step in their lives. If women want to have kids they are even encouraged to do so earlier rather than later. What many people don't know is that the same holds true for men.
In a study completed at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, researchers found that men's age affects fertility as much as women's age does. Along with this newer research, old studies show that men's increasing age is linked to a higher risk of miscarriage and fetal defects. Romper condenses this study and shares the findings in the original research and advocates for men to have more conversations with their doctors about fertility.