Fertility Preserving Options for Women (Egg Freezing)

Statistics show a consistent increase in the proportion of women choosing to delay child bearing until later in their reproductive years. This trend has largely been attributed to the increase in women pursuing postgraduate education and higher levels of professional achievement. Because the ability to conceive is strongly linked to a woman’s age, many are therefore facing a decrease in fertility by the time they wish to conceive. Infertility increases significantly after 35 to 37 years. By 40 years, 50% of women are physiologically incapable of having children and by 45 years this is almost 100% although there will always be sporadic instances of women conceiving after this time.

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