Fast change in the story here

Menopause breakthrough will allow older women to have children after building a career, doctor claims

I swear that yesterday the story on this was that it was to delay menopause so that women felt younger for more years. And specifically, that it wasn’t about being able to have children later.

Today it’s about having children later. Pretty fast switch in the justification…..

23 thoughts on “Fast change in the story here”

  1. Sounds feasible as long as it is reimplanted somewhere that the eggs can make it to the fallopian tube – i.e. where it was taken from in the first place.

    The other variant was the armpit, and you’d have to have a rather strange fetish to get preggers from ovarian tissue reimplanted there.

  2. Yeah, I’m sure you’re going to get some great bloke who is going to swear devotion to your grey haired wizard’s sleeve of a fanny and want to be running around after toddlers in his 50s.

  3. I know quite a few blokes in their 50s with young kids. Said kids have been popped out by wife no. 2 or 3 though…

    This technological breakthrough will be one for women who are finding multiple cat ownership not fulfilling enough. ‘Dad’ is likely to be an anonymous student who wanked into a bottle.

  4. I remember being taught for O-level Biology that females mammals are born with a fixed supply of (potential) ova. When they’re gone, they’re gone.

    Has the science changed (or is my memory failing)?

  5. Nothing is more romantic for a 50 year old man on the dating scene than meeting a 45 year old woman with a frozen womb, just waiting for Mr Right to come along so she can unfreeze it.

  6. Chris, you are right. Which is why freezing them young works. Leave them walking around in a warm body for 45 years and the ones that are left are beyond usability.

  7. BlokeInTejasInNormandy

    BoM4

    Hey, hey! While there’s no connection with today’s story, I gotta tell you that at least some 70+ year old ladies have entirely excellent underbits 🙂

  8. BiTIN,

    But are you buying it?

    Young men make commitments to late 20s women. All the old blokes I know just have girlfriends instead of marrying an old broad.

  9. “I know quite a few blokes in their 50s with young kids. Said kids have been popped out by wife no. 2 or 3 though…”

    I know of several the same. Wife No 2/3 being a younger model as well……………..somehow I can’t see the attraction for a 50 something man to have brats running around again, and not having a 30-40 something wife as compensation……..

  10. Steve,

    Its completely arse about face. Women should have kids young, then do the career thing in their late 30s.

  11. Having young children is hard, physical work. You just can’t take the knocks and bounce back as well in your 40s and 50s, as you could in your 20s and 30s. This is insane.

  12. BoM4

    You nailed it (as it were). No marriage.

    But no, I’m not even renting it. She and I jointly own each of our residences in Texas and Normandie, her half bought with her own money (and mine with mine). Tidy little contractual agreements in place for both. Can’t be too careful these days.

  13. Nothing is more romantic for a 50 year old man on the dating scene than meeting a 45 year old woman with a frozen womb, just waiting for Mr Right to come along so she can unfreeze it.

    The frozen womb is there to match the frozen heart, feelings and botoxed face, presumably. You’d have to be pretty desperate to be dating an old bird past 50 anyway.

    Not that I think the current “Cat lady and boxed wine” is a better situation. Cruel to the cats for a start…

  14. There’s a lot to be said for simply being appropriate;- I’m 50, she’s 49…bodies in comparable condition (she is pretty fine by any standard and outstanding given the “mileage”) … no expectation of more kids…able to hold a conversation that doesn’t include “Love Island” …

    Of course she’s an “Iron Man” triathlete compared with me being a weekend cyclist… I’ll be dead soon trying to keep up!!

  15. I know women in their 40s and early 50s with children. They really, really wish they had had them earlier.

    As a woman, having a kid at 50 is nuts. But some Hollywood type will probably do it. Having someone else raise it would work.

  16. ‘Dad’ is likely to be an anonymous student who wanked into a bottle.

    Not any more – you are on the hook for maintenance, even with zero access. In the most extraordinary of unexpected consequences, blokes stopped tossing off into tubes in return for small sums of cash.

  17. @Rob – Not quite “on the hook for child support” as far as UK law goes, but there are bear traps to avoid.

    Only anonymous sperm donors, who made donations through licensed centres, are exempt from being treated as the legal father of a child born as a result of their donation.

    This has never applied to men who donate sperm as part of a personal arrangement. Unless the child is legally adopted, both biological parents are financially responsible for their child by law, regardless of whether both their names are entered on to the birth certificate

    https://www.lindermyers.co.uk/gay-sperm-donor-forced-to-pay-8000-in-child-maintenance/

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1571339/Sperm-donor-pays-maintenance-to-lesbians.html

    The law was changed April 2009, since this rule was deemed to outlaw “lesbian parents”, but the exclusion only applies where the consenting female couple to which he was making the donation were in a civil partnership, or his donation to the couple was through a licensed clinic.

  18. I thought the issue was that even the licenced sperm banks now have to provide the details of the donors to the children they father, when the child turns 18, if they request it, its no longer entirely anonymous. So sperm donors face the possibility of the knock on the door decades later ‘Hello Daddy!’, which is not that appealing.

  19. @Jim – Yup. There is no longer anonymity for sperm donors, even if they go through the clinics and are protected from paternity / child support claims.

    Any wonder why sperm donor numbers have dropped through the floor and we now import most of our sperm from Denmark.

    https://www.wired.co.uk/article/brexit-danish-sperm-banks-imports

    Then again, that’s that whole “law of unintended consequences” that politicians and bureaucrats never seem to understand.

  20. As a bloke in his 50s I refuse to date anybody younger than 50 to ensure that pesky fertility is firmly out of the window.

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