Scientists: ‘Your Womb Does Not Dry Up at 35′
Women have long been told that if they wait too long to have a baby, they risk infertility, miscarriages, low-birth weights, and are generally considered “high-risk” once they turn 35. This scary bunch of myth-making is based on scattered statistics and a lot of patriarchal hokum.
As it turns out, in a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics, despite the fact that women are increasingly delaying childbirth, there is no evidence of a decline in fertility or in women’s abilities to carry a pregnancy to live birth. In fact, infertility has seen a steady decline over the past 30 years.
Women are waiting to have babies for a ton of reasons, a big one being: babies are expensive. And despite the best efforts of certain members of our government, many of us continue to have access to adequate birth control. In the meantime, Conservatives (Democrat and Republican alike) continue to make oogedy-boogedy fingers at our wombs.
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