If a woman after 40 is planning to have a baby, she needs a man much younger than her, as infertility experts claim.
According to doctors, a woman after 40 should look for a younger man, if she wants to get pregnant. A study involving a large group of women aged 40 has shown that if these women’s partners were men of 43 and older, the chances for a successful conception decreased significantly. This means that women who prefer to date young men are absolutely right. In the West, they are called “panthers”.
One of the most famous “panthers” is the British director Sam Taylor-Wood. This 47-year-old woman started a family with a 24-year-old actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, with whom she has given birth to two daughters. Michael Dahan, Professor at McGill University in Montreal, says that young men’s sperm has higher quality, which is why the probability of successful conception increases.
He says women over 40 should ideally choose a partner as young as they can find. This is a biological explanation for the “panther” phenomenon. The professor and his colleagues monitored 631 women aged 40 to 46, who turned for the IVF procedure. Their partners were between 25 and 73. The women were divided into two groups: those who were able to conceive and those who could not get pregnant. The average age of men who were not able to become fathers was only 43.5, while the women’s age had no special significance.