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  • Age affects the fertility of men and women.
  • Age is the single biggest factor affecting a woman’s chance to conceive and have a healthy baby. 
  • A woman’s fertility starts to reduce in her early 30s, and more so after the age of 35.
  • The risks of pregnancy complications increase as women age.
  • Male fertility decline is more subtle, but a man’s age affects the chances of his (female) partner conceiving. Male age over 45 years increases the risk of miscarriage, and the child’s risk of mental health and developmental disorders.

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Reviewed on: 15-04-2020