- October 21, 2017 at 17:08 #4024
Indeed the key element that influence a couple’s fertility is the woman’s age. Younger women have a greater quality and quantity of eggs that, once fertilized, are more likely to implant in the uterus and result in a pregnancy. In addition, the risk of a miscarriage is lower in younger women too. The decreased fertility linked with evolving age is a gradual procedure that appears to begin around age 35 and then accelerates after the age of 40. One reason for the decreased fertility linked with aging is the fact that there is a higher rate of aneuploidy. Women older than 40 should be counseled concerning the decreased likelihood of pregnancy despite aggressive treatment, for example IVF. IVF using one’s own eggs should be discouraged in women who are 44 and older due to the dismal chance of an effective outcome. They should be counseled and asked to pursue other more fruitful options e.g. egg donation and adoption.
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