The Impact of Aging on Women’s Fertility

The Impact of Aging on Women’s Fertility

Infertility is common – approximately 10% to 15% of couples have difficulty conceiving a child. In young, healthy couples, the probability of conception in one reproductive cycle is typically 20% to 25% and in one year it is approximately 90%.1 An evaluation is commonly recommended after one year of unprotected intercourse without conception, the standard clinical definition of infertility. As women age, their fertility declines and the rate of miscarriages increases.

Modern Medicine – May/June 2018