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"How Women Over 40 Can Save The Human Race" - Lauren Steussy

  • New York Post
  • New York, NY
  • (May 17, 2018)

Women are having fewer babies than ever before – except, surprisingly, those in their 40s. The number of births in the U.S. last year to women of any age was roughly 3.8 million, down two percent from 2016, and a record low, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s latest birth statistics. “At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have a shrinking population,” said Alan Copperman, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Mount Sinai Health System, who was not associated with the CDC report. The increase seems to be a sign that fertility treatments for women older than 40 is becoming more mainstream, said Dr. Copperman. “This isn’t biology changing – this is reproductive technology changing,” he said. “Just as women are making professional strides, the opportunity for them to become moms later in life has fortunately started to improve,” he added.

- Alan Copperman, MD, Clinical Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Mount Sinai Health System

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