Sunday, July 6, 2008

My Biological Clock is Ticking

(From NY Daily News)
(From NY Daily News)
Medical researchers claim to have "verified" that men also have a biological clock which begins "ticking" in their mid-30s.

For years, popular belief has held that women have a "biological clock" that starts "ticking" in their late-20s to early-30s -- a biological impetus to have children, if not necessarily to "settle-down" and start a family in the traditional sense. Medical science has, as usual, been somewhat behind in verifying this biological connection, leaving many to speculate on sociological, familial, and other (non-biological) factors as the source of this very real yearning.

But men have (as usual) been left out of the equation, as it was also commonly-held that men could have children well into old age, and so did not feel this natural urge. However, new research, from over 12,000 couples in France shows that men also have this natural wont to sire children, and it also tends to start in our early 30s.

To be honest, I knew this for a while, as I began having these same desires a few years back. But -- like many of the so-called "experts" -- I chalked it up to just wanting to get laid regularly.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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