为什么有些妇女仍然不知道延迟怀孕的风险?朗达·利维(Rhonda Levy)

朗达·利维(Rhonda Levy) 最初于2013年4月在 生育管理局 我认为值得重新发布。

The constant media glorification of celebrity pregnancies really troubles me, especially when the celebrity is in her forties. Newspapers and magazines extol these pregnancies as though they are easy to come by when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. This, together with the terrible job we do as a society to educate men and women about the decline in a woman's 生育能力 with age, is a dangerous combination. The advent of "鸡蛋冷冻"我完全赞成的一种选择,如果使妇女认为冷冻鸡蛋代表婴儿的保证,则有可能使情况恶化。我担心这种情况的融合会使妇女陷入一种虚假的自满感,使她们将家庭的建立推迟到生活的某个时刻,有时为时已晚。我对此非常担心,因为我处于无法估量的心痛和绝望的前排,这是这种不幸状况的副产品。

Don't get me wrong. I don't for one minute think that celebrities have an obligation to disclose to the public that they used donated eggs to create their babies, if that is the case. That is their private medical information, which they are not morally bound to reveal. And although I believe that 鸡蛋冷冻 is an option worthy of serious consideration by women who are lucky enough to be able to afford it, I do believe that 生育能力 clinics have an obligation to emphasize that the 冷冻一个女人的卵 代表婴儿的希望而不是保证。

至于我们作为社会的义务,我对此也有强烈的感觉。太长时间了,我们还没有做足够的事情来教育我们的孩子生殖生物学的现实。尽管我们竭尽全力在学校系统中教给他们有关避孕(预防怀孕)的知识,但我们的大多数孩子都成年后就从未在学术上接触过任何信息关于需要"fertility"在怀孕的过程中。那必须改变。必须教育我们的孩子有关 decline in a woman's 生育能力 with age。他们需要知道:

  1. 女人生下没有辅助生殖技术(ART)并拥有自己40岁以上卵的婴儿的能力低至大约5-7%。随着时间的流逝,这种能力逐渐下降,因此,当女性达到45岁时,其生下无抗逆转录病毒且有自己的卵的婴儿的能力下降到大约1%。
  2. 因此,大多数40岁以上的女性如果不接受抗逆转录病毒治疗就无法生育。
  3. In 2012, the last year for which we have publicly available success rates for 生育能力 clinics in the U.S., women over 40 had, on average, the following likelihood of achieving a "live birth"用IVF用自己的卵产生的胚胎转移时:
    41-42岁的女性:16.3%(新鲜胚胎)/ 26.4%(冷冻胚胎)
    42岁以上的女性:6.1%(新鲜胚胎)/ 17.8%(冷冻胚胎)
  4. 因此,即使将自己的卵产生的胚胎转移到子宫中,即使她们寻求抗逆转录病毒疗法,大多数40岁以上的女性也不会怀孕。

We owe it to our children to educate them about their 生育能力; to make sure that they will not be lulled into a false sense of complacency, and to protect them from experiencing infertility, to the extent that we can. Our children need to be taught that if women delay attempting pregnancy until they are 40 or older, it is unlikely to be a walk in the park.

朗达·利维(Rhonda Levy)是创始人& CEO of 助力IVF™,这是一项咨询服务,可为世界各地有兴趣在美国和加拿大利用辅助生殖技术(ART)建立家庭的异性恋和LGBT夫妇和单身人士提供教育,宣传和指导。 朗达·利维(Rhonda Levy)的任务是帮助敏锐的IVF™客户以敏锐和明智的方式进入ART世界。她帮助她的客户"own the process"以便他们做出明智的选择和决策,并节省时间,金钱和心痛。服务除其他外包括协助生育诊所的选择,生育专家(医师),卵子捐赠机构,代孕机构,胚胎捐赠机构,卵库,精子库,生殖律师和心理健康专业人员的选择。客户还将获得有关成功率解释的所有细微差别,最新治疗方案及其融资方案的信息。最后,Rhonda帮助Empowered IVF™的客户做好咨询准备并安排第二意见。