Posted by: bescothealthcare | March 7, 2012

Infertility Rates Rising for Canadian Couples

A nice review by Sharon Kirkey of PostMedia News on Canada.Com, on a study appearing recently in the journal, Human Reproduction.

Key numbers include;

According to their estimates, up to 16 per cent of heterosexual couples where the woman is age 18 to 44 are experiencing infertility — a near doubling since the previous time infertility was measured in the nation in 1992.

Not surprisingly, the older the woman, the higher the prevalence of infertility. Yet infertility appears to be rising among younger women as well, the study finds.

In 1984, about five per cent of couples with a female partner age 18 to 29 were infertile. By 2009-10, the prevalence for the same age group ranged from seven to 13.7 per cent.

Not great statistics coming out of the research, and not too many answers in the report, but some good “may-be” suggestions for those trying to conceive.


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