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As the pace of daily life quickens, sedentary lifestyle choices continue to be more the rule than the exception, particularly in Western nations.
People understandably balk at taking the deep dive required to better understand the effects of genetics on health, specifically fertility. Questions of ethics and standards arise, particularly when discussing subjects such as gene editing. Advances in understanding the role played by genetics in fertility continue to provide vital information to men and women seeking to conceive. Turning a blind eye and deaf ear to this information does not grant anyone positive benefits. Instead, doing so merely closes off opportunities for taking proactive measures to ensure the best possible health outcome for you and your family.
As marijuana use continues to become legal in many U.S. states, questions have begun to be raised – some merely more frequently and loudly than they have been in prior years, if not decades – about the potential health benefits of using the drug. And, naturally, about the possibility of negative effects.
According to the New York Times, women conceiving for the first time tend to be older in larger cities as well as coastal areas, but younger in less populated areas, including the South and Great Plains: “In New York and San Francisco, their average age is 31 and 32. In Todd County, S.D., and Zapata County, Tex., it’s half a generation earlier, at 20 and 21.”
A high sperm count, combined with good motility (swimming ability) and morphology (sperm shape), ought to indicate healthy degrees of fertility in men. Unfortunately, they don’t – not when DNA Fragmentation is also taken into consideration.
A new study indicates that a couple’s chances of having a baby decrease as the father ages. Complicating matters further for men who’d prefer to wait a few years, the study suggested that some women benefit when trying to conceive with younger men.