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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 03:46:08 PM »
IVF

Yes!!!!  Was just talking about this with my cousin who is considering a career in finance.  I was telling it that it is almost taboo to talk about female fertility due to the PCness.  I told her that if you really want to pursue a career in finance as a woman, you kind of have to be aware of the un-talked about price as something like 70-80% of the female PE executives have children who are autistic.  I was not aware of this until a senior female PE executive told me this.

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"you kind of have to be aware of the un-talked about price as something like 70-80% of the female PE executives have children who are autistic."

This statistic is fascinating to me.  Do you have any sources and / or potential causes of this phenomenon?  Thanks!


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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2020, 03:48:20 PM »
Old sperm (post 35), old eggs (post 30).

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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2020, 04:01:47 PM »
Yup, my brothers wife is in her late 20's at EY and its always thought but not loudly spoken how she either won't be able to have a healthy pregnancy or if she does, will have issues. 15 hour work days, eats very little, constant stress/anxiety/deadlines, always traveling... bad recipe.

Separately, IVF is one of the few areas that IMO are immune from the general "attack healthcare" agenda of politicians and insurance companies. Basically, poor people with fertility issues deserve to have babies to is my way to make money off socialism.

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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2020, 04:02:47 PM »
mental health delivery (digital platforms) is not really investable yet to my knowledge except at the VC stage.  see eg Quartet Health https://www.quartethealth.com.

IVF?

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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2020, 04:12:15 PM »
Yup, my brothers wife is in her late 20's at EY and its always thought but not loudly spoken how she either won't be able to have a healthy pregnancy or if she does, will have issues. 15 hour work days, eats very little, constant stress/anxiety/deadlines, always traveling... bad recipe.

Separately, IVF is one of the few areas that IMO are immune from the general "attack healthcare" agenda of politicians and insurance companies. Basically, poor people with fertility issues deserve to have babies to is my way to make money off socialism.

She probably works in consulting.  The auditing hours are not as bad unless its beginning of year.

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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2020, 04:12:36 PM »
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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2020, 04:39:20 PM »
Old sperm (post 35), old eggs (post 30).

LC, I believe you are referencing the cause of IVF.  I don't have any back up for that stat.  But it was something that an older successful female PE executive told me.  She has an autistic child and told me that. I have no reason to not believe her.  She mentioned that there is an active network of female PE executives who meet as a support group of a sort to talk about raising autistic children.    In my late 30s, my parents' nagging of me and my siblings to get married and have children early doesn't seem so unreasonable. 

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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2020, 04:46:24 PM »
Old sperm (post 35), old eggs (post 30).

LC, I believe you are referencing the cause of IVF.  I don't have any back up for that stat.  But it was something that an older successful female PE executive told me.  She has an autistic child and told me that. I have no reason to not believe her.  She mentioned that there is an active network of female PE executives who meet as a support group of a sort to talk about raising autistic children.    In my late 30s, my parents' nagging of me and my siblings to get married and have children early doesn't seem so unreasonable.

These are the contributing factors of autism, as well as a host of other potential problems:

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The study found that men 45 and older can experience decreased fertility and put their partners at risk for increased pregnancy complications such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and preterm birth. Infants born to older fathers were found to be at higher risk of premature birth, late still birth, low Apgar scores, low birth weight, higher incidence of newborn seizures and birth defects such as congenital heart disease and cleft palate. As they matured, these children were found to have an increased likelihood of childhood cancers, psychiatric and cognitive disorders, and autism.


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Epidemiologists have gathered data on large numbers of families and calculated how often men of different ages have a child with autism. The first rigorous study of this type, published in 2006, drew on medical records of 132,000 Israeli adolescents. It showed that men in their 30s were 1.6 times as likely to have a child with autism as men younger than 30. Men in their 40s had a sixfold increase in risk.

Any women here will know the dangers of pregnancy as they age. I doubt there's an exact age despite my previous post but the point is the older the worse :(
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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2020, 05:08:54 PM »
I can tell you with precision that as you cross over 32, it is starting to look like you may need help.  After 35, you definitely need help if you are not succeeding on your ow.  Over 40, you're almost shit out of luck unless you are a celebrity with access to best healthcare.  But I'll take my odds on 18 years old hormone charged teenager over 40 years platinum celebrity making $30mm a year. 

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Re: in what investable process are we still in the early innings
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2020, 05:10:08 PM »
That too.

Back to the topic: anti-aging :D
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