Say “biological clock” and most people think “women.” Yet men have biological clocks too, reveals Dr. Harry Fisch, one of the country’s leading experts in male infertility and author of this groundbreaking new book, The Male Biological Clock. Men’s clocks tick at a different rate from women’s and of course cause an entirely different set of bodily and behavioral changes over the course of a lifetime. But while men’s clocks don’t strike a “midnight” toll heralding an end to fertility the way menopause does for women, male fertility, testosterone levels, and sexuality all do decline with age. Dr. Fisch’s book emphasizes that even young men can have testosterone levels as low as those of much older men, leading to infertility, sexual problems, and other serious health issues. Another startling revelation is that men over thirty-five are twice as likely to be infertile as men younger than twenty-five. In addition, as men age, the quality of their sperm declines significantly, giving rise to an increased chance of a Down syndrome baby, other genetic abnormalities, and miscarriage. Every couple should know all the risks and issues facing men, because these affect two of the most important things in their life: their ability to have children and their capacity to have good sex.
Say “biological clock” and most people think “women.” Yet men have biological clocks too, reveals Dr. Harry Fisch […]