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    Quote Originally Posted by Hanul View Post
    You know its been proven, the older the father is when he impregnates the woman, the greater chance that the child will have a handicap (mental retardation, birth defect, etc).
    You know, son, I would like to see that proof before I believe it. I was under the impression that this was only applicable to older women, not men. Men, I think, are just more likely to have unusable sperm. I could be wrong, but I think that you are. =p

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    @ Aurora- yeah thats what i thought but it wasnt too clear to me. btw you are one very curageous and brave woman to want that, personally i'd just want maybe 2.

    @ jakko- oh i guess i can see it now, you'd pick the first one right? and if being a family consisting of 4 guys, including me and my parents counts as a big family, then i personally HATE it. I agree with deuce on this one, maybe its cause we're asian? o_O
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    I want to be financially independent then I get married, so neither of them would matter to me as long as I was financially independent.

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    Jakko, I hope this awnsers your question.
    Quote Originally Posted by Time Magazine December 4 2006, page 79.
    Researchers at Columbia University found that pregnant women are as much as three times as likely to miscarry when the father is over 35 as when he's 25 or younger. And a very large study of fathers in Israel found that the risk of autism among children is up to 6 times as great when the father is 40 or older, as opposed to when hes 29 or younger.

    The cause of the problem, researchers say, probably is changes in sperm that occur as men grow older
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/04/AR2006090400513_pf.html
    Children born to fathers of advancing age are at significantly higher risk of developing autism compared with children born to younger fathers, according a comprehensive study published yesterday that offers surprising new insight into one of the most feared disorders of the brain.

    With every decade of advancing age starting with men in their teens and twenties, the new study found, older fathers pose a growing risk to their children when it comes to autism -- unhappy evidence that the medical risks associated with late parenthood are not just the province of older mothers, as much previous research has suggested.

    Of special concern is the finding that the risk for autism not only increases with paternal age but also appears to accelerate.

    When fathers are in their thirties, children have about 1 1/2 times the risk of developing autism of children of fathers in their teens and twenties. Compared with the offspring of the youngest fathers, children of fathers in their forties have more than five times the risk of developing autism, and children of fathers in their fifties have more than nine times the risk.
    Quote Originally Posted by http://scienceweek.com/2004/sa040820-5.htm
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    MEDICAL BIOLOGY: AGE OF FATHERS AND SPERM DEFECTS
    2) But now it is becoming increasingly clear that the biological clock ticks for men as well as women, as researchers turn up evidence that as would-be fathers get older, they have an increased chance of passing on genetic defects to their children. New point mutations in humans are introduced through the male line, and the number of mutations in sperm increases as men age. This has been known since the 1950s. What is intriguing is why society chooses to ignore this.
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/10/22/1098316861757.html
    Old fathers raise risk of brain disorder
    There is a "strong association" between men who become fathers after the age of 50 and of schizophrenia in their children, a study has found.
    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn6556-fathers-age-linked-to-schizophrenia-risk.html
    Father's age linked to schizophrenia risk
    Children born to older fathers are more likely to develop schizophrenia when they grow up, suggests the largest study of the issue to date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakko View Post
    I disagree, I am from a large family, and, though it smacks logic in the face, I think that larger families are closer than the smaller families. I love large families, I couldn't imagine having a small one.
    Yeah, i so agree that bigger families do have a closer family bonding, but meh. It's rough stuff, well at least it was for me. Preferably i'm down for 3 kids. After that no more kids.


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    Off topic here guys. Just a little. My fault too.....eh heh
    I'm 21 Hanul, am I?
    I don't care about money so long as me and the kids are supported basically and that means I don't mind about age either seeing as it's all about who you fall in love with.
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    I want two kids... Honestly, I think that my family is really close even though I only have one sibling. We are much closer than other families that have more kids. I just think its about how much time the family spends together, and not how many kids there are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by child_of_serenity View Post
    I want two kids... Honestly, I think that my family is really close even though I only have one sibling. We are much closer than other families that have more kids. I just think its about how much time the family spends together, and not how many kids there are.
    quoted for truth.

    but on topic-ish...i guess....i'd wait? Dunno...kinda a tough question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora86 View Post
    Off topic here guys. Just a little. My fault too.....eh heh
    I'm 21 Hanul, am I?
    I don't care about money so long as me and the kids are supported basically and that means I don't mind about age either seeing as it's all about who you fall in love with.
    @Jakko I saw sweetie but how would I go about enabling pop up notification?
    User CP ---> Edit Option ---> Under the heading "Messaging and Notification," click on the last thing, and then save those settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deuce22 View Post
    quoted for truth.

    but on topic-ish...i guess....i'd wait? Dunno...kinda a tough question.
    Isn't it true that the children would happen to spend more time with each other the more of them there are?

    And I guess the assumption that the more kids there are the more connected the family is, is based on the fact that that the parents paid enough attention for the kids to turn out reasonably well (they weren't mistreated enough to be taken away or to die due to accidents, and they aren't emotionally scarred enough to run away).

 

 
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