MEDICAL JOURNAL UPDATES

This part of my blog is to share with readers the latest advancements and interesting medical news.  The source of information is obtained from reputable medical journals and summarised for public reading.  I will include my personal comments as well as its clinical application.

Paternal age and assisted reproductive technology outcome in ovum recipients

This study suggest that paternal age may be inversely associated with reproductive outcome, as demonstrated by a decline in fertilization, blastocyst formation, implantation and cryopreservation rates with advancing age, (Fertil Steril 2009;92:1772-5. 2009 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine)

Comments :

It is an established fact that women with advance age (> 35 years old) are associated with reduced fertility.  Earlier findings show that male aging does not affect fertility. Of late,studies including this article, has shown that aging male partner does affect fertility.  Therefore, fertility is not about women only but concern men as well.  It takes two to tango!

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