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Content Tagged: delayed childbearing

I am 33 and not in a position to have children for at least another 5 or 6 years. I’ve been freaking out with all the talk these days about age-related fertility declines. But I recently read an article by Jean Twenge that argues fertility doesn’t drop off the map for women in their mid- to late 30s. Is it true that the majority of women can safely wait to have children until their late 30s and early 40s? I guess what I’m really asking is “how long I can wait”?

Written by our medical expert Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia. As women, we’re born with a certain number of eggs, and each month, in fact almost every day, eggs are being used or dying. Eventually we run out of eggs and that’s when the menopause occurs. The […]

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The inconvenient truth of fertility decline

Written by our guest contributor, Irenee Daly, Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. This post originally appeared in BioNews.org, Issue 713 and has been excerpted with the author’s and journal’s permission. The July/ August edition of the US magazine, The Atlantic, featured the article ‘How long can you wait to have a […]

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Article in The Atlantic ignites debate on how long women really can wait to have children

An article recently published in The Atlantic by Jean Twenge has reignited debate about age-related fertility declines and just how long women can safely wait to have children. Twenge challenges the relevance and validity of the data upon which medical estimations have been based regarding age-related fertility declines for women in their 30s. She argues […]

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The relationship between delayed childbearing and breast cancer

Although breast cancer is more common in women over the age of 50, younger women are also at risk. The results of a recent study conducted by scientists at Cancer Research UK suggests that one in five cases of breast cancer occurs in women under the age of 50. More than 10, 000 younger women […]

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