Thursday 8 December 2016

Who's to blame for women not having babies? Men, of course

Lorraine Courtney

Published 25/04/2014 | 02:30

It takes two to make a baby
It takes two to make a baby

ON one hand, women are continually being told how our egg supply is dwindling and how our ovaries will one day shrivel up and die. On the other, statistics suggest that we are increasingly in mass denial about the fact that fertility, like all things, must come to an end.

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Yesterday, a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed that Irish women are fourth on a list of 'women past childbearing age who haven't given birth.' It is clear that Irish women are waiting quite a while before they finally get down to babymaking.

The so-called 'socially infertile' are delaying having children because of the rising cost of living, but by the time they are financially secure many discover that it's too late for them to conceive, even with IVF.

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