Late-in-life dad’s sperm can be potentially more harmful to a child.

Hey men, you may want to consider the length of time you spend sowing your wild oats.

Every person can pass on mutated genes but the difference between a man and a woman is that a woman passes on a set number (because she is born with all the eggs she will ever have) but as men age their mutated sperm count increases. Last August a study found that late-fathers are four times as likely to pass on mutated genes as the mother. They have discovered that old daddy sperm has a link to autism or schizophrenia. They are starting to discover other possible links to illnesses or disorders that children can suffer at a young age such as epilepsy and diabetes (no, not only fat people get it)

So how old is too old? Well, a man’s mutated sperm count doubles every 16.5 years so you can do the math yourself and see where you place. I’ll give you a little hint though…the risk becomes significantly more acute after the age of 35.


These are some other diseases and disorders that have the possibility of being caused by old daddy baby gravy.

  • Acrodysostosis
  • Aniridia
  • Apert syndrome
  • Basal cell nevus syndrome
  • Cataracts
  • Cerebral palsy, athetoid/dystonic
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cleft palate
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Costello syndrome
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Exostoses, multiple
  • Extremities: congenital malformations in general,[91] and reduction defects of the upper limb in specific
  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
  • Heart: atrial septal defects,[83] ventricular septal defects,] pulmonary valve stenosis,[68][88][89] right ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  • Hemangioma
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Klinefelter’s syndrome
  • Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Nasal aplasia
  • Neural tube defects
  • Oculodentodigital syndrome
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta type IIA
  • Pfeiffer syndrome
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Polyposis coli
  • Preauricular cyst
  • Progeria
  • Psychotic disorders
  • von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinoblastoma, bilateral
  • Situs inversus
  • Soto’s basal cell nevus
  • Syndromes of multiple systems (including Down syndrome)
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia
  • Treacher-Collins Syndrome
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Urethral stenosis
  • Waardenburg syndrome
  • Wilms’ tumor

…and I can list a dozen more sources if it’s required.


2 thoughts on “Late-in-life dad’s sperm can be potentially more harmful to a child.

  1. erikamsteele says:

    I totally already knew this, but it makes me laugh that men think they can have babies forever (and there are dumb women who believe them).

    • It’s not that surprising really. In my biology class the majority of the male students didn’t know what andropause was and that they even went through it. I think with some men the alpha-male spirit never really dies and the virility that is so important to some men make them not realize that all things fade with age lol.

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