Sunday, October 29, 2006

Women Risk Passing Infertility to Children if They Delay Motherhood

Researchers from Atlanta, Georgia have found that putting off becoming a mother may increases the likelihood that your daughter could be infertile. Almost 80 women undergoing infertility treatment participated in the study. Of these women, those who were unable to conceive all had mothers who gave birth at an older age.

It is thought that, because the eggs of the mothers were older, they contained “inbuilt defects” that caused their own daughters to have fertility problems. Researchers suggest that, due to the increasing number of women delaying becoming a parent, there could be an increase in the number of women experiencing fertility issues in 20 to 30 years. However, they would like to repeat the study using women from the general public to confirm their findings.

Source: Jenny Hope,

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