What has changed in women’s life that affects their fertility?
Life has changed in different aspects for the better, but how has it affected women’s reproductive life?
In the 60s and 70s women were first-time mothers at the average age of 25.
The following children came in the next few years and the family used to have an average of 3 children.
Average age of maternity in Spain
- From 1975 to 1984 – 28 years old
- From 1984 to 1993 – 29 years old
- From 1993 to 2002 – 30 years old
- From 2004 to 2010 – 31 years old
Nowadays, being a mother at age 20 is considered by society as being too young for maternity and not being prepared enough. Whereas, deciding to become a mother from age 35 to 40 is viewed more favourably.
However, some problems that will be explained further down may arise in this age group.
Similarly, suffered sociocultural changes, together with an increased life expectancy where the age of expectant mothers is increasingly advanced, has led to consider from a medical and social point of view the option of preserving fertility in order to guarantee better quality and future pregnancy options.
A large number of factors can affect women’s fertility:
Blockage of the fallopian tubes
All these causes are already known, but we would like to delve into those Age-Related Fertility Problems as we believe that the information women possess nowadays is not well-defined and sometimes misleads them.