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Try telling a desperate 38-year-old woman not to rush into using IVF

Published 31/01/2014 | 02:30

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A NEW landmark report is claiming that IVF is being overused and suggests that women should exhaust all other options before resorting to it.

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Since the first baby was born using in vitro fertilisation back in 1981, it is estimated that over five million children have been born via IVF. For so many couples it's a lifeline after years of disappointment trying to get pregnant naturally.

I know many couples who are now proud parents because of IVF. Some of them had specific fertility problems but many had what's known as 'unexplained infertility'. It is this grey area of unexplained infertility that is causing concern.

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