Friday 2 December 2016

Time to shine scientific spotlight on male biological clock

Lorraine Courtney

Published 23/06/2015 | 02:30

'Women don’t make babies in a vacuum. Recognising that men also play a role in conception could reset the balance'
'Women don’t make babies in a vacuum. Recognising that men also play a role in conception could reset the balance'

All over the country, thirtysomething women are trying to muffle the sound of our biological clocks in case we scare the boyfriend who isn't ready to commit to anything more than a mini-break.

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But at the same time, we have our entire multifaceted existence reduced to the status of a time-stamped broodmare with a ticking clock by fertility alarmists.

Recently, Fionnuala McAuliffe, a consultant obstetrician at the National Maternity Hospital, warned that women should consider starting their families earlier: "We need to get the message out there that, biologically, women do much better when they have their children in their 20s instead of their 30s."

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