In women, fertility begins to decline in their fourth decade of life. Fecundity is well publicised; therefore, some women delay time of childbearing in order to fulfil other personal goals such as education, employment and/or to overcome financial constraints. Relationship status has also been identified as a possible reason to preserve childbearing time. With the intention to share parenthood with a future partner, and defy the natural age-related fertility decline, some women have chosen to store their eggs.
Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2020