For women, similarly as for men, it must be expected that there will be a direct multiplicative interaction between enhanced rates per year of mutation in their germ cells and late reproduction (which is now very common in most, if not all industrial countries). If we wish to bring down the average germline mutation rate in large human populations, one of the most important practical steps should therefore be to encourage men and women to become parents while they are still very young and before they have finished their professional education. This might be practically difficult, but not impossible, and would be a small price to pay for the survival of our species. From a psychological point of view, it is of course not a bad thing either for men or women to help another to make children when they are at that age when the instinctive urge of doing so and the emotional reward both are at their strongest.

–Olav Albert Christophersen (Source)

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