Men Who Have Children Younger Die By Mid-Life -early marriage also involved, says researchers

Men Who Have Children Younger Die By Mid-Life -early marriage also involved, says researchers

So much for the evangelical, Reformed, and Southern Baptist method of guilt tripping and shaming people into early marriage – and parenthood.

They’ve been having fits about the fact that Christians are either not marrying at all (or not having children at all), or are not marrying or having children until later in life, so they’ve been screaming at Christians to marry before they are 25 and to start cranking out kids really young.

Check this out:

(Link):   How the Age You Become a Father Predicts Mortality

  • August 4, 2015
  • By Patricia Reaney
  • NEW YORK, Aug 4 (Reuters) – First-time dads in their early 20s may have the energy and agility to keep up with their young children, but a new study shows early fatherhood can pose perils later in life.
  • Research by Finnish researchers showed that becoming a father before the age of 25 is linked to a higher chance of dying in middle age.“Men who have a child before the age of 22 have a very clear higher midlife mortality than men who have children later, at an average age of 25 to 26,” said Dr. Elina Einio of the University of Helsinki.

  • Although the study did not look into the possible causes of the higher risk of death for young fathers, Einio suggests that unplanned pregnancy, early marriage and the psychological and economic stress of fatherhood could play a part.
  • “The findings of our study provide evidence of a need to support young fathers struggling with the demands of family life in order to promote good health behaviors and future health,” said Einio, who reported the findings in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.While other studies have focused of the impact of young parenthood on women, Einio and her team analyzed data on more than 30,500 men born in Finland between 1940 and 1950.
  • About 15 percent had their first child by age 22, nearly 30 percent became dads by 24, and less than 20 percent in each of the 25-through-26, 27-through-29 and 30-through-44 age groups.
  • About one in 20 of the men died during a 10-year monitoring period, mainly from heart disease and illnesses related to excessive drinking.

  • The researchers found that men who were fathers by the age of 22 had a 26 percent higher risk of dying in middle age than first-time dads who were 25 or 26 years old.
  • Young fathers also had a 14 percent higher risk of dying in middle age than older first-time dads. Men who became fathers between 30 and 44 had a 25 percent reduced risk of an earlier death than young dads at 25 or 26.
  • In a smaller study of 1,124 siblings, the researchers found similar results. Men who were fathers by 22 were 73 percent more likely to die early than their brothers who became dads at 25 or 26.
  • (Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)


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(Link):  Your first child really CAN put you off having more: Dip in happiness after birth ‘is greater for some than after divorce or death… and lowers chance of siblings’

(Link):  A Case Against Early Marriage by Ashley Moore (editorial)

(Link):  Americans Idolize Fatherhood – Enough with the Pro Fatherhood Editorials or Claiming Anti Father Persecution, says writer

(Link):  Oklahoma to End Marriage and Make Divorce More Difficult – News Links (One report says more early marriage in Okla. seems to lead to more divorce)

(Link): Marrying Young – from “Stuff Christian Culture Likes,” by Stephanie Drury

(Link): Christian Teachings on Relationships: One Reason Singles Are Remaining Single (even if they want to get married)

(Link): Secular Media Also Pushing Early Marriage

(Link):  Three misconceptions about childfree men

(Link):  “Who is my mother and who are my brothers?” – one of the most excellent Christian rebuttals I have seen against the Christian idolatry of marriage and natalism, and in support of adult singleness and celibacy – from CBE’s site

Link):  Baby Making Fixation at Christianity Today Magazine Online – Shaming Women For Not Procreating, or For Delaying Motherhood, or For Limiting the Number of Children

(Link):  Marriage, Parenthood, Judgment by Christians and Non Christians – You Can’t Win No Matter What Choice You Make

(Link): Are Marriage and Family A Woman’s Highest Calling? by Marcia Wolf – and other links that address the Christian fallacy that a woman’s most godly or only proper role is as wife and mother

(Link):  Being a Mom Won’t Make Me a Better Woman by E. Shire

(Link): When Your Personal, Private Choices Enrage Others by Bella DePaulo (Regarding People Who are Single and/or Childfree)

(Link):  “You’re not a real man until you have children” by G. Proops – women should be able to relate to this too

(Link): Salvation By Marriage Alone – The Over Emphasis Upon Marriage by Conservative Christians Evangelicals Southern Baptists