Men in their fifties have reduced success in fertility treatment
June 26, 2019
The chance of success with fertility treatment using IVF or ICSI decreases if a man is over 51, according to a new study. The analysis, of nearly 5000 IVF/ICSI cycles, suggested that this was the case regardless of the woman's age. 'There may well be a public perception that male fertility is independent of age,' said Dr Guy Morris from the Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH) in London, where the retrospective study was carried out. 'Stories of celebrity men fathering children into their 60s may give a skewed perspective on the potential risks of delaying fatherhood.'