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Older women must still take contraception seriously

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 27, 2007 | 0 comments

Even women in their late-30's have approximately 90 per cent of baseline fertility and those 40 to 44 years have approximately 60 per cent of the baseline rate. Even women in the 45 to 49 year age group had 15 per cent of the baseline rate according to one study on a religious group that did not use contraception.

Another study showed little fall off in fertility until the late 30's and then a more rapid decline thereafter. It appears fertility in older women is better preserved than experience in an infertility clinic would suggest.

The fact, and the paradox, is that while older women at an infertility clinic need to be counselled about their lower chances of conceiving, older women in the community who do not wish to conceive must still take contraception seriously.


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