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(   Men over 50 are three times more likely than men under 25 to father a schizophrenic child, 100% more likely to be batshiat insane themselves   ( divider line
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2013-01-25 10:50:02 AM  
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There's a reason sperm banks won't accept donations from men under age 39 (I believe it's 39).

Apparently, there are even more birth defects associated with advanced paternal age than with advanced maternal age.

Not sure why this is surprising. The idea that women have an expiration date but men don't has never been accurate, except in men's wishful thinking.
2013-01-25 12:25:38 PM  
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ExcaliburPrime111: There is a strong correlation between maternal age and the chance of a child being born with Down Syndrome. I wish I could link the correlation-curve, but basically, at ages
This started people thinking about the role of paternal age and disorders in the child, and this study is just one example. Nothing has been found to be as clear as the correlation between maternal age and Down Syndrome, but there are definitely increased incidences in a number of mostly rare diseases based on paternal age. This is an area of active investigation, and more common diseases might also have this correlation.

Moral of the story: Don't wait too long - goes for men and women.

If I'd had kids in my early 20s as the article suggests is the right thing to do, I would have been a single mom raising those kids in poverty. How selfish of me to wait until I was married and making a good living to reproduce.
2013-01-25 11:18:07 AM  
1 vote:
That does it.

From now on, I'm shooting for facials.
2013-01-25 10:49:20 AM  
1 vote:
would have been nice if there was a single authority in that article. only citation is to some new republic journalist who just thinks all this stuff.

/ if there is a study, i'm sure it's funded by some evangelical nutjob society hellbent on overpopulating the world with future recruits.
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