Why Cultural Expectations Are So Dangerous For Pregnant Women With Eating Disorders

February 24, 2015 6:48 PM

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Unfortunately, this is a myth. Heidi Hayes, CEO of frozen donor egg bank Donor Egg Bank USA, says once you hit 40, there's a small (around 5 per cent) chance you will get pregnant in any given month. This number is often 20 per cent in your 30s. "This is largely due to a steady decline in egg quality that begins when a woman is in her early 30s and then accelerates in the late 30s," she says.

For men and women in their 20s, there's an equal chance of problems with infertility in either partner, Hayes says. For men in their 40s, there is also a decline in fertility. According to an interview with Dr. Harry Fisch in New York Times, men experience a decline in testosterone as they age. Fisc...

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