Female Infertility and Age
Female age is very important in consideration of probability for getting pregnant. Increased infertility rates with aging is well documented and very apparent in our society.
The real issue is egg quantity and quality – which translates into embryo quality after fertilization. As women wait longer to have children, more couples have fertility problems due to a decline in egg quality, and due to other issues that are more common in older women.
Women’s liberation has brought many advantages to women. However, as women increasingly delay childbearing, our society has not done enough to educate people about the fertility decline with aging. Too many couples learn about the impact of age when it may already be too late.