Male fertility does change with age. You might get the impression that age only matters in female fertility. While the change in fertility is more drastic in women, men have biological clocks, too. The study looked at everything a semen analysis would, including how often they had sex. This is important to consider because sexual abstinence can lower semen quality. Frequent sex creates healthier sperm.
When it comes to infertility, women get a lot of the blame. What causes male fertility decline? And how is it similar—and different—from the fertility decline women experience? This is known as reduced egg quality.
Most men know that women's fertility declines after the age of 35, but many men are not aware that their age can affect their ability to become a parent, too. While less is known about male fertility and age, there is increasing evidence that the older a man becomes, the more his fertility diminishes. You can't change your age, but you can arm yourself with the knowledge to improve your chances of successfully having a family.
The trend in parenthood at an older age has also been seen in men. Age-related infertility will continue to be a problem. A basic understanding of the issues is critical for health care professionals so that they can effectively counsel patients who are considering a delay in childbearing for social reasons or for those seeking fertility treatments.