Do Young Single Men Really Need to Fight the Male Biological Clock by Banking Their Sperm?
By Elizabeth Cohen, Senior Medical Correspondent for CNN
For all these reasons, Dr. Harry Fisch had advised his two sons to father children in their late 20s or early 30s.
But Fisch, a clinical professor of urology and reproductive medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, said he wouldn’t go so far as to tell his sons to bank their sperm if they arrived at their early 30s without any marriage prospects.
Fisch, author of the book “The Male Biological Clock: The Startling News About Aging, Sexuality, and Fertility in Men,” said he thinks that what Hudson and other men are doing “may be excessive.”
Though studies do suggest that there is an increased risk with advanced paternal age, he said, the risk of any man having a problem is “extremely small,”so the increased risk for older fathers is “a very low number.”
Plus, he said, there’s no data telling us at what age a man’s sperm might start becoming problematic, so it wouldn’t be clear when he should use his stored sperm instead of fathering a child naturally