Friday 15 December 2017

Fairer sex now better armed for biological clock warfare

Society has created a sticky little dilemma for women in the pursuit of motherhood, writes Julia Molony

Last week, doctors announced they had developed a new blood test that allows women to predict how long they've got until menopause.

This should be welcome news to a generation of ladies beset by fertility anxiety.

Society has created a sticky little dilemma for the fairer sex. No sooner have women ticked off the list of achievements we've been conditioned to aspire to -- higher education, career advancement influence and independence -- than we are hit with the news that our pursuit of those things will most likely be the cause of failure in our personal lives. Motherhood remains the single biggest hurdle to the goal of equal opportunity.

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