少子化の危機が叫ばれて久しいですが、女性の生殖能力というのは35歳が境目なのだそうです。オーストラリアのThe Daily Telegraph紙からの引用です。
A survey of more than 1000 women conducted on behalf of IVF Australia and affiliates of Virtus Health found 64 per cent of women did not know fertility rapidly declines after the age of 36. Six out of 10 also believed infertility in their 40's was easily resolved with IVF.
Professor Michael Chapman, fertility specialist IVF Australia said that the results show women did not have accurate information about their own reproductive health.
"It's a serious misconception that women can delay motherhood until their late 30s and rely on IVF to easily resolve their problems and conceive in their 40s, and these survey results suggest that is exactly what many women may do based on their beliefs," Dr Chapman said.
The survey also revealed one in five women incorrectly believed it only became difficult for a woman to fall pregnant naturally in her late 40's. Dr Chapman said that 35 years of age was the turning point in a woman's fertility.
(Most women do not know when fertility drops. The Daily Telegraph. May 25, 2014.)
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