Sunday, November 4, 2007

More older women turn to IVF

SMH Mark MetherellOctober 16, 2007

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.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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?