Male Fertility: Does Age Matter?

vasectomy reversalOne of the most common reasons for a man to desire the reversing a vasectomy is because they have found love again with a new partner later on in life, previously thinking that their child rearing days were well behind them or just not something for them. As people age, wants and desires change and the good news is that there is no upper age limit for vasectomy reversal in Nottingham.

It may be the case that much time has elapsed from the time of the vasectomy to the time when a reversal is desired. However, reversal can be successful decades after the original operation. Whereas women have a well defined fertile period during their lifetime, and the time after this (early to mid 40’s) sees a females ability to conceive naturally become very challenging, the same is not so for men.

Whether a man is 20 years old, 40, or 60, he will maintain normal sperm production – with new sperm constantly being made and a turnover of complete sperm reserve each 12 to 16 weeks. There will be a time, however, usually beyond the age of 70, when age reaches the testicles and sperm producing capabilities do decrease. What this means is that, although sperm can still be produced, the actual sperm count will often not be considered ‘normal’.

Men over the age of 70 can father a child

It is important for any man who is interested in fathering a child after a vasectomy to consider vasectomy reversal as not only an excellent option, but the only option if the desire is to conceive naturally. If there is good health, a nutritional diet and the maintaining of a healthy lifestyle then there is little reason as to why a man in his senior years cannot father a child.

One of the biggest concerns during the evaluation of a couple who desire fertility is the age of the female partner and not the male. This is because women are born with a fixed amount of eggs, which age with her and as they do so they decrease their capability of being fertilised.