Unformatted text preview: establishing a career. They are choosing to wait until later in life to “settle down” and are focusing more on casual relationships. I would have to say that I am part of this new trend. I was 31 before I got married. I really don’t have a strong opinion either for or against it but I think one of the biggest issues with this new trend is having children later. For some people the decision to have kids later in life could actually cost them that chance. If a child is conceived after a woman is in her late thirties and on there are increased risks to the mother and birth defects for the child. Also, even though it is possible for a man to father children well into his old age, his fertility decreases after 40. Having children older in life also means that the parents may not be alive to see their grandchildren if this trend stays intact....
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