Chances of conceiving through IVF 'dwindle' after age 37

Saturday, 7 December 2013 - 11:40am IST | Agency: ANI

A new University of Aberdeen study has found that age can increase the risk of IVF failure in women in their mid-30s, and specifically from the age 37.

For the study, researchers examined data from 121,744 British women, who had undergone their first cycle of IVF between 2000 and 2007, the BBC reported.

The findings showed that expecting women aged 38-39 were 43 percent more likely to have a miscarriage than women aged 18-34, and women aged 40-42 were almost twice as likely to lose the baby as the younger age group.

Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya, of the Reproductive Medicine team at the university, said that the IVF treatment comprises a number of key steps, and they found that influence of age is sustained at each stage of the process.


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