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Article

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Florence M. Kelley ’37 Family Law Prize (Family Law teachers V. Schultz, J. K. Peters) (To the student who demonstrates exceptional interest or achievement in the area of family law)

Abstract

…the greatest mutational health hazard in the human population at present is fertile old males.

James Crow, 1997

1Conventional medical practice is to refer men to sperm banks when their fertility is at risk, such as before chemotherapy or certain surgical procedures. But there is another plausible reason for men to bank their sperm. Medical studies associate advanced paternal age (APA) with an increase in disorders among offspring. Because sperm banking lowers effective paternal age at the time of conception, it may thereby reduce the risk of these disorders.

Date of Authorship for this Version

2015

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