How does age affect fertility?

    • As a woman gets older, her fertility reduces.
    • This is more apparent once she crosses the age of 35.
    • The risk of miscarriage also increases with age e.g.:
      • below 25 years, the miscarriage rate is 7%.
      • above 40 years, the risk rises sharply to between 30% and 50%.
    Age < 25 25 – 35 36 – 40 >40
    Miscarriage Rate 7% 10% – 15% 20% – 25% 30% – 50%