At what age does female fertility decline?

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At what age does female fertility decline?

Basically, we all know how to get pregnant. Penis, Vagina, Sperm, Ovum. So far so good. But how exactly female fertility is, when would be the best time to get pregnant from a purely medical point of view and how much time you have before it becomes more and more difficult is one of the legendary secrets surrounding women. Such as childbirth , sex in old age and menopause . But one after the other.

In generations past, knowing how long a woman would be fertile wasn’t that important because (let’s be honest) women often didn’t have that many choices in life. There were no problems like studying until 30, working on your career or wanting to find yourself. The way was pretty clear. Fortunately, this has changed in recent decades, but it also means that women are having children later and later. Many would like to have completed their studies, know their career at a certain point or are still waiting for the right partner.

Greater risk from the age of 35
For a study in Australia, 1,250 students were asked about fertility. While 70% wanted children and felt it was important to start before they were too old, only 46% of women and 38% of men knew when that was. Specifically, the fertility of women between the ages of 35 and 39 decreases significantly. At the same time, the risk of a miscarriage increases. While this is only 15% from 30 to 34, it increases to 25% from the age of 35. If you have already celebrated your 40th birthday, the danger becomes even greater. Every second pregnancy ends in a miscarriage.

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Informed Decisions
A survey in the US spoke to childless women, and 52% of them said they would have made different life choices if they had been aware of their rapidly declining fertility. Additionally, 89% of all women surveyed said infertility should be addressed at gynecological exams at a young age, while 79% wanted it to be taught in sex education schools. Various attempts are currently being made worldwide to integrate the topic more into school lessons and sex education.

However women make their life choices, it is important that they do so in an informed manner. Fertility treatments such as IVF and ICSI cost up to €3,500 per round. There are certain subsidies in Austria , but the deductible is still significant. In addition, couples often need several rounds before fertilization is successful and the child implants.

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