In the 80s and 90s, the average age for marriage for men was at 23 and for women, it was at 19. Now, the average age for marriage has increased significantly. For men, it is at 28 and for women, it is at 24. The reason for this is changing priorities and how the lifestyle of people also has changed over the years. Career options were massive and also the competition was fierce. The demand for master’s degree increased and everyone wanted to do one for settling down in a good job. This made people spend more years in colleges and then at least 2- 3 years in finding the right job which suits them. This also increased the frequency of changing jobs and the average period one stays in his corporate job is 6 months. This shows there is a lot of decision making that is involved and people spend most of the time planning for this.
Marriages became a life decision wherein most of the cases, both the parties will be working and they want to get into a relation which promises a good career path for both of them. So, people spending a lot of time in decision making and hence the inclination in the average age of marriage. Once marriage is over, as the female partner is also working, they take some more time in planning for a child. In the journey of this couples forget the toll which they lifestyle and age on their fertility health. In new and fast developing cities like Chandigarh, the number of people looking for surrogacy in Chandigarh is increasing day by day. The reason for this is weak uterus in women. The possible reasons for this stress and lifestyle choices. Increasing rate of obesity and spiking cigarette and alcohol sales numbers shows us a different picture altogether.
According to one of the best IVF centre in Gurgaon, the most common fertility among couple is male infertility. 75% of the time, the problem is with the male counterpart. The possible reasons for this are:
- Late marriage and late child planning without mind the fertility health
- Smoking and drinking
- Poor food habits
- Stress and not able to manage mental anxiety
- Type of clothes – long duration of pants will increase the heat around scrotum which can lead to infertility
- Men tend to drive often and longer than women and driving a bike or car for long distance is also said to cause infertility.
As an individual, it is very important for us to understand our fertility health and plan things accordingly.