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How does age affect fertility?

Age is one of the most important factors that influences your ability to become pregnant. The fertility of both men and women declines naturally with age. For women the chances of becoming pregnant starts to decrease after around 30 years of age, while the fertility of men starts to decrease after around 40 years of age. As a women ages past her late 30s, the number of healthy eggs she produces rapidly declines in number.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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