To Those Who Wait

You Can't Have It All

It saddens me to know couples in their late thirties trying unsuccessfully to conceive. The notion that it is easy to conceive at any age under 40—and perhaps beyond that—has taken firm, but mistaken, hold in our culture. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recently published a meta-analysis concluding that women's fertility begins to drop significantly at age 32 and drops rapidly at 37. This study reaffirms a similar 2008 statement by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Most people have not heard of these studies. Many who know the general concept discount it. The broad postponement of parenthood rests on a series of dubious...

 

has practiced law in New Jersey since 1985. He graduated with Distinction from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. While at Rutgers he served as an editor of the Rutgers Law Review.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #32, Spring 2015 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo32/to-those-who-wait

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