Infertility: Is It Really Increasing?
I came across an article many years ago about infertility increasing that has stuck with me and I wanted to see if the data was still true today.
It was titled “Inside the Secret World of IVF” It was written by a physician Dr. Amin Abbound who is a medical doctor and assistant lecturer in medical ethics and health law at the University of New South Wales.
There were a couple of interesting quotes that I wanted to share with you because it may challenge the beliefs that are often associated with fertility issues around the world. Dr. Abboud cited a study published in the medical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The authors found that even in the age group where fertility is said to drop off dramatically ages 35-39, these couples were still likely to conceive within a 2 year period in 9 out of 10 cases. The couples studied were from several natural family planning centers throughout Europe.
Recently a release by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for 2018 shows the following
Births in the age group of 30 to 44 have been increasing, but the births of younger women and teens has been decreasing. And the latter is driving the fertility rates to drop.
This is true for the USA as well…Birth rates for women ages 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, and 45–54 all increased from 2010 to 2018, while birth rates for younger women decreased, according to the CDC and childtrends.org
And the UK stats are almost identical to those in Australia and the USA…
It’s not a newsflash that the media tends to distort the truth at times so a headline saying Fertility is Declining is more sensational and of course negative than the rates of fertility in older age groups is increasing.
Even way back in 2005 what stuck with me was what Dr. Abboud said ” A compounding concern has been the creation of a false infertility crisis through deliberate distortion of the infertility data.”
So if the number of births is actually increasing in your age group, should you just continue to “relax” like so many people tell you to do if you are not creating a viable pregnancy?
I have talked about this “just relax” concept in other fertility tips available in the Fertility tips section, and the answer may surprise you, but is that instead of giving in to the fear that the media is trying to instill in you, use common sense to continue to prepare yourself i.e.your body and mind for pregnancy.
This involves continuing to have faith in your body and if needed, with help from professionals from both conventional medicine and complimentary therapies, you can create the life that you long for. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you hear in the media on a regular basis that creates more stress for you regarding your fertility?
Stacey The Baby Makerrr
Stacey The Baby Maker
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