Several months ago, my friend Anna called to complain about her boyfriend of eight months. Bombarded by media warnings about the female biological clock, he wanted to make sure that Anna was fit for childbearing before the relationship moved forward. He had taken her to a fertility clinic where a reproductive endocrinologist drew blood to check her ovarian reserve and injected radioactive iodine into her uterus to ensure that her fallopian tubes were clear.
Anna is 32. Her boyfriend is 52.
—Creepy lede of the week winner is tempered by the meat of the article: old dudes giving their babies autism, schizophrenia, bipolarity, epilepsy, prostate cancer and breast cancer with their decrepit semen.