IVF patients are getting older (UK).

Further to my blog “Pregnancy: how old is too old?” posted on 11thNovember, I would like to share the following story by Jared Yee published in Bioedge.

Increasing numbers of older women in the UK are turning to IVF therapy. The number of women over the age of 40 receiving IVF in the UK has almost doubled in the last 13 years. This demographic now accounts for 19% of all IVF cycles. Yee reported, “The figures also show 13.6% of IVF cycles in 2010 were 40 to 42-year-olds, 3.5% in 43 to 44-year-olds, and 1.9% were aged 45 years or older. Since 1991, the average age of women having IVF has risen by 18 months, from 33.6 years to 35.1 years.”