More Older Women Turn To IVF

Women in their 40s hoping to defy their biological clock are trying for test-tube babies in increasing numbers despite a one in 10 chance of success per treatment cycle.

Births of test-tube babies are booming, spurred by Medicare changes after earlier Government moves to discourage older couples from undergoing a treatment with little chance of success.

Jan says: I cringe every time I read articles like this – the success rate is low, the incidence of a multiple birth is much higher, chance of a baby with a problem ditto – when will the medical profession start counselling all couples on essential diet and lifestyle changes as the first line of defense rather than resorting immediately to IVF?

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