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Students Overrate their Fertility

A recent study from Auckland University reveals that most students are over-estimating their  fertility in later life. This news coupled with the fact that they are the group most likely to postpone parenthood is cause for concern.

NZ students thought that a woman aged 46 had a 50% chance of falling pregnant naturally, when studies show the reality is 0 – 5%.

They also overrated IVF success rates.

Study author Nathanael Lucas said “University students have the challenge of balancing a career with starting a family, and as a result, planned pregnancies are often delayed until later in life.”

“It is imperative that that these students, and the general public, are educated about an ageing woman’s fertility.”

See more…http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/students-over-estimate-chance-of-pregnancy/story-fn3dxix6-1227099673682?nk=3767e88a6772413a4b116be3798fa57e

With so many older celebrities gracing the covers of magazines proclaiming pregnancies at 45+ years there is a risk of the real fertility facts becoming lost. Most women are unaware of the reality of their decreasing fertility chances and believe that later life pregnancies are easily achievable.
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