Is infertility becoming more frequent?There is an ever increasing percentage of women who never had a child. Among the women born in 1948, 13% did not have a child when they were at the age of 35 years old. This percentage had almost doubled in women born 10 years later.
In addition, the incidence of infertility as a medical problem that seems to come to the attention of physicians has increased and there are several reasons for this.
First of all, there is a change in people concerning family planning, a fact characteristic of modern world countries. Therefore, many women bear their first child after the age of 30.
Also, there is a decline in male fertility and environmental pollution seems to be the reason for this.
Finally, people’s expectations concerning infertility treatment are increasing in a steady pace, resulting in the fact that for some couples the possibility of not succeeding and not bearing a child is almost impossible and completely out of the question.