- uncover /uhn-KUHV-er /
- impregnate /im-PREG-neyt/
- likelihood /LAHYK-lee-hood/
- defect /DEE-fekt/
- consult /kuhn-SUHLT/
[verb] – to discover something secret or hidden
During their archaeological expedition, the team of researchers carefully brushed away the layers of dirt to uncover the hidden treasure buried beneath, revealing ancient artifacts and unraveling the secrets of the past.
[verb] – to make a woman or an animal pregnant
The male seahorse is unique as it has a pouch to impregnate and carry the eggs until they hatch.
[noun] – the chance that something will happen
There is a high likelihood that Sarah will pass her exam if she continues studying diligently and seeks help from her teacher.
[noun] – a physical condition in which something is wrong with a part of someone’s body
Despite his facial defect, Mark exuded confidence and charisma, winning over his classmates with his infectious smile and positive attitude.
[verb] – to get information or advice from a person, esp. an expert, or to look at written material in order to get information
I decided to consult my doctor about my persistent cough and seek their advice on how to alleviate it.
As men grow older, their fertility gradually declines, making it more difficult for them to conceive a child. Advanced paternal age can increase the chances of infertility as well as raise the risk of genetic mutations in their sperm. These mutations can potentially be passed on to the child, leading to an increased likelihood of developmental disorders or genetic conditions. Such conditions may include autism, schizophrenia, and certain birth defects. It is essential for older fathers to be aware of these risks and consult with healthcare professionals when planning to start a family. In addition to the increased risk of genetic conditions, older fathers may also face higher rates of certain medical conditions themselves. Research suggests that men who become fathers later in life have an elevated risk of developing conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. These health issues can impact the father’s ability to actively participate in their child’s life and provide long-term care and support. It is crucial for older men considering fatherhood to prioritize their overall health and seek medical guidance to minimize potential risks.
Age doesn’t define fatherhood. Older dads face challenges but also many triumphs. Plan, check your health, and talk to pros to minimize risks. All dads should decide wisely, knowing the rewards and risks. Love and support matter most in shaping kids’ lives.
- Reflecting on the article, what advice would you give to a man who is considering starting a family at an older age?
- Has reading this article changed your perspective or influenced your thoughts on late fatherhood? If so, in what ways?
- Do you agree that it is important for older fathers to consult with healthcare professionals when planning to start a family?
- Do you think the potential risks associated with late fatherhood are sufficient reasons for men to reconsider their decision to start a family at an older age? Why or why not?
- How can society provide better support and resources for older fathers who may face health challenges or have concerns about their ability to actively participate in their child’s life?