There’s a common misconception that men retain their fertility potential for almost a lifetime. Nothing could be further from reality. Men suffer from a similar decline in fertility as much as their women counterparts.
The dual age-related fertility decline is a natural phenomenon, thus skewed blame of women in matters of fertility should be avoided.
First-time father Paul Mwanjala (not his real name) dubs the birth of his baby girl last month “a miracle”. He and his wife had waited seven years before successfully conceiving their first child via in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The gynecologist found nothing wrong with Mrs Mwanjala, who is in her late 30s. But Mr mwanjala, who is in his early 40s, was dealt a hard blow. Tests found very few sperms in his semen, a condition known as oligospermia.v