Fathers are too old – level 3
OK guys, so freezing your sperm has probably never really sprung to mind, but a sperm expert has said it’s probably best that you do. Yeah, a British bioethicist has had the nutty idea that sperm banking should be the norm for all eighteen-year-old men.
Fathers are getting older. The average age of dads in England and Wales has increased from 31 in the early 90s to 33 today. And with our obesity-ridden, binge drinking culture, it probably could be argued that men aren’t doing themselves many favours.
You might not be anywhere near thinking about having children yet, but Doctor Kevin Smith says earlier fatherhood should be promoted to young men and the NHS should support them in freezing their swimmers.
It’s basically to dodge the risk of your children suffering genetic disorders. The sperm of older men apparently contains a larger number of mutations, meaning it’s more prone to things like autism and schizophrenia. Men in their 40s might prefer using frozen younger sperm rather than the fresh stuff.
So, come on guys, Doctor Smith has said it’s time we took seriously the issue of paternal age and its effect on the next generation of children. Freezing eggs from women planning families when they’re older isn’t that unusual, is it? So, what do we think – sperm freezing… yes or no? Or just a pile of…?
It can be argued that sperm freezing not only provides an artificial approach to reproduction, but also a false sense of security – just because they may have been frozen, it doesn’t guarantee men a baby.
Difficult words: bioethicist (a scientist who studies life and morality), nutty (crazy), -ridden (be full of), binge drinking (drinking a lot), promote (to tell someone to do something), NHS (National Health Service), swimmer (slang for sperm), dodge (to avoid), prone to (likely to suffer from), artificial (unnatural).
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