Infertility Myth: Age doesn't affect fertility if you're healthy. Plus, waiting to have children isn't a problem anymore because of assisted reproduction technologies, like IVF.
Fertility begins to decline in a woman starting at age 27. At age 35, that decline speeds up, and after 40, it declines even more steeply. A healthy lifestyle cannot stop the natural process of aging.
Another misconception is that age isn't such a big deal since we have IVF, but IVF and other fertility treatments cannot reverse the effects of age related infertility. Egg donation can help, but even that is not a guarantee.
More on age and fertility:
- Getting Pregnant After Age 35
- What Are My Chances of Pregnancy After Age 40?
- What Are the Chances for IVF Success?
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