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Does age really cause infertility?

Does age really cause infertility?


The major factor for the fertility problem is the age and it affects women and it becomes a barrier to achievement and it reduces the chance of a woman getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. In these days, many of the women are postponing getting pregnant until after the age of 30. Many of the women are trying to get pregnant for the first time after age 35. Age related infertility is the major factor that many of the women are facing in their mid 30’s. As a woman ages, it takes longer to conceive and the risk of not being able to get pregnant increases. It also related to some other risks like miscarriage and complications in pregnancy and child birth.

Generally, women are born with between 1 and 2 million eggs, at which their quality and quantity are decreasing with age throughout the life. The decrements in the infertility starts at the age of 32 and it starts declining rapidly after 37, due to the decrements in the quality and quantity of the eggs. The lower number of eggs lowers the hormone levels, which further reduces the female infertility. The chances of getting pregnant after 35 in women gradually decreases and it becomes more at the age of 40 and beyond.

When it comes to ageing and fertility men are little fortune compared to women. There is no that much impact of age of men in their fertility related problems. The sperm of the male are constantly coming off the production line. But in older men the quality of sperm can have a reduced fertilizing potential compared to young men. However some health problems and life style choices hinder conception of men as they age.

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