Our bodies change in many ways as we age, and for women, aging affects our fertility.
- At age 25 a woman has about an 80% chance of conceiving naturally
- At age 35 this declines to about a 50% chance
- At age 45 she only has about an 8% chance of getting pregnant naturally¹
This means that the window of opportunity for having children is smaller for women than for men. Egg freezing has the potential to extend this window of opportunity.
¹Management of the Infertile Woman, by Helen A Carcio, and The Fertility Sourcebook, by M. Sara Rosenthal