Are You A Gambling Man?

Life is a roll of the dice. Courtesy: nlm.nih.gov

The case of the month is an actual patient of The Turek Clinic.

He appeared healthy. No issues with testosterone, erections, or sex drive. No infertility problem. No pain. No lumps or bumps. All dialed in with a primary care provider. He was even on time for his appointment. So, why was he here?

“Doc, I’m 40 and single. Just haven’t met ‘the one’ yet. I want kids, but can’t see having them for a good 5–10 years. Should I bank sperm?”

True, True, Kinda Related

He had two concerns: Would he be less fertile down the line, and would his kids be at higher risk of birth defects or other issues if he waited until he were an older Dad. Great questions. And what gave rise to these concerns? “I hear this kind of thing all the time about women’s fertility and thought it might be true for men too.”

Well, he’s right. Sorta. Male fertility does decrease with age but not as dramatically as with women. Here are the truths surrounding male fertility with advancing age…

Keep reading on my blog, here

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