A danish travel company have come up with an appealing way to deal with Denmark’s plummeting fertility rate:
As I talked about in a recent post, men, just like women, need to plan the timing of their reproduction since older fatherhood comes with increased risks of adverse health and behaviour outcomes for their kids. Children born to older dads are more likely to suffer from conditions like autism, ADHD and bipolar disorder, are more likely to exhibit suicidal behaviour, get worse grades at school and become obese.
If all that’s not scary enough, it turns out that if your dad was old when you were born then you’re more likely to be challenged in the looks department too.Continue Reading
Women all know that once they’re getting into their late 30s and beyond they have to step on the gas a bit if they want to have a healthy baby, and older mothers-to-be must agonize over whether or not to test for various congenital abnormalities.
But men can wait as long as they like, can’t they? Rod Stewart fathered his eighth child at the age of 66 after all, Sir Paul McCartney his fourth at 61, and the 54 year-old Simon Cowell has only just produced his first little bundle of joy. Everybody knows that when it comes to having babies, women get past their sell-by date long before men.
Or do they? Actually the news is that guys had better look out since evidence is piling up showing they hold a much bigger share of responsibility than they probably thought for their progeny’s genetic health.Continue Reading