I Took Control of my Biological Clock at Age 30
Aidan Madigan-Curtis
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Why wouldn’t married couples want this as an option as well? There is an economic and career toll on both partners when having kids. Society “expects” women to take time off, change their career trajectory for child rearing. Men have equal pressure to be the provider and make up the “difference” so to speak. When you are in a committed relationship, the age factor does play a role for both partners. Ultimately if we live longer and healthier then hypothetically putting off kids may make sense. But there are trade-offs. For instance, waiting until 40 to have kids means you are 60 when they are self-sufficient. What you trade for now, potentially later means less time & less energy. Even practically it means less time with that future family of sons, daughters, grandkids or great grandkids. Men at 60 are facing a time limit on that ultimate clock we all get to deal with. We don’t get to live as long.

It’s interesting. You’ve chosen this procedure, keeping your options open. I think more companies should accept the reality that we’re living longer and are more career focused. That’s something they should offer up. Hopefully they follow through with committed coverage for the eventual time when you choose to have kids. That’s likely expensive for a variety of reasons. Pregnancy risks (other than conception) probably still go up as women age which in turn requires more care. Hopefully it’ll work out for you. Good luck.

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