Fathers’ age impacts ART success: study

Increasing paternal age reduced the chance of achieving live birth following assisted reproductive technology (ART), according to a retrospective study published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

After adjusting for maternal age, the probability of a successful live birth through in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) decreased with paternal age over 50 versus age 35 or younger, reported Guy Morris, of the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health in London, and colleagues.

“There should be a public health message for men not to delay fatherhood,” the authors suggested.

In better news for older fathers-to-be, paternal age over 50 was not an independent predictor of miscarriage.

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