Discuss: You can discuss this article with its authors and with other ASRM members at http://fertstertforum.com/hodes-wertzb-oocyte-cryopreservation-quality-of-life/ </P>During the past three decades, the industrialized world has witnessed an increase in the age at first birth and the number of women delaying childbearing (1) . Commensurate has been a 150% increase in number of women giving birth between the ages of 35 and 39 years and a steady increase in those aged 40–44 years (2) . In the past year alone, the first-birth rate for women aged 40–44 years increased 5%, whereas the average overall first-birth age climbed to 25.4 years (up from 21.4 years in 1970) for all races (3, 4) . This later-motherhood trend has been attributed to numerous educational, professional, personal, financial pursuits, and/or circumstances (5, 6) occurring in the background of an unaltered age-related natural fertility decline, forcing a reproductive dilemma for women and society. Further burdening this trend is that pregnancies conceived at an advanced maternal age are more often associated with aneuploidy and spontaneous abortion (7–9) .</P>Procreative delay has led to an evolution in reproductive technologies, most notably oocyte cryopreservation. Due to improvements in outcome along with its ability to maintain reproductive autonomy, oocyte
Fertility and Sterility – Elsevier
Published: Nov 1, 2013
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