Are Caucasian-European men delaying fatherhood? Results of a 7 year observational study of infertile couples with male factor infertility

A. Salonia, R. Matloob, A. Saccà, M. Ferrari, A. Gallina, F. Castiglione, F. Abdollah, M. Raber, C. Brigante, M. Candiani, P. Rigatti, F. Montorsi

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Abstract

This study was aimed at assessing presence and predictors of a trend towards more advanced paternal age at presentation in a cohort of 1283 Caucasian-European infertile couples with male factor infertility (MFI) over a short time frame. Multivariate linear regression analysis tested the association between predictors [namely, partners' age, length of infertility at first presentation, patients' comorbidities as scored with the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and educational status] and patient's age at presentation. Using anova, patient's age at presentation (F ratio: 2.43; p=0.024) and patients' educational status (χ 2 trend: 142.38; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-132
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Andrology
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Age
  • Delayed fatherhood
  • Infertility
  • Male factor infertility
  • Paternal advanced age

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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