Parenting - Dr. Natan Bar-Chama: “Men's Fertility Related to Advanced Paternal Age”

 – June 1, 2014  –– 

Is there an "Advanced Paternal Age" where men's fertility declines and chances for passing birth defects rise? Recent studies say yes. According to Natan Bar-Chama, MD, Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, his recent research has found: "The sperm-producing process called spermatogenesis is so extensive and ongoing that over time it begins to show cracks in the machinery, resulting in errors in the genetic code." Learn more