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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingTrying to Conceive · 2 months ago

Is it true that it's easier for an older woman to get pregnant via a younger guy than by someone their age/older?

Is it true that if a woman in her early 40s was in a relationship (that included sex) with a guy in his late 20s she'd have a much higher chance of getting pregnant than if she was having sex with a guy her age or older? If it does make a difference how much of one does it make?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Only in the sense that a young guy can keep her fuller.

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  • Tulip
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No truth to that tall tale

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  • LizB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sperm count in quality is generally better than in younger men than older men, and there is less chance of chromosomal abnormalities, which means less risk of non-viable conception, miscarriage, and children born with chromosomal or congenital medical conditions (ie, Downs syndrome, which is more prevalent among older fathers even when his partner is younger).

    However, egg health plays a huge role, too. If a woman in her 40s isn't producing very many healthy eggs, then it doesn't matter how healthy the man's sperm is. So while having a much younger partner or sperm donor will probably increase her chances of having a successful pregnancy, that is only presuming that she still has a decent number of healthy eggs herself, or that ARTs can assist her in producing viable eggs.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    That really depends on far too many issues.

    Older men MIGHT be having issues with lower sperm counts and low sperm mobility.  But - maybe they aren't.  Younger men usually have higher sperm counts with better sperm mobility.  BUT - IT REALLY ONLY TAKES ONE SPERM TO GET THE JOB DONE.

    Older women may be having fertility issues of their own and it wouldn't matter how many sperm the guy has - the issue may be with her and not the man.

    So - without testing for issues to find out if the problem is with her - or the man - there is no way to know if a younger man would help or not matter at all.  

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  • Jill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No.                                             

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  • 2 months ago

    Nope, it isn't.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Doubt there's a much higher chance.

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