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Average Age Of American Dads Is Rising03:31

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A new study in the journal Human Reproduction finds that American men are waiting longer to have children. In 2015, the average age of first-time fathers was nearly 31, compared to almost 27 years old in 1972.

STAT reporter Megan Thielking (@meggophone) tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that the age of new fathers varies by their demographics.

This segment aired on August 30, 2017.


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