The Age of Women Treated for Infertility Increases


Authors: A. Sobek ml. 1;  J. Vodička 1;  B. Hladíková 1;  E. Tkadlec 2;  A. Sobek 1
Authors‘ workplace: FERTIMED, Centrum pro léčbu neplodnosti, Olomouc 1;  Katedra ekologie a ŽP, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc 2
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2008, 73, č. 4 s. 227-230

Overview

Objective:
The age of women at first child in the Czech Republic increases. We investigated whether this trend translates into the group of patients treated for infertility by IVF.

Setting:
Fertimed, infertility centre, Olomouc.

Methods:
We summoned data from 4689 women treated for infertility in our centre. We investigated the age of the patient, FSH levels, E2 levels, number of FSH units needed for ovarian stimulation, number of oocytes and embryos. We analysed the results by the method of regression analysis.

Results:
We found that the mean age increased from 28.7 to 32 years in a period of 10 years. We also demonstrated that the increasing age was accompanied by a decrease in ovarian function.

Conclusion:
Women older than 32 years should be informed about the decreased ability to conceive. The treatment of women for infertility can be complicated by the growing age of patients in coming decades.

Key words:
infertility, age of a woman, ovarian function.


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Paediatric gynaecology Gynaecology and obstetrics Reproduction medicine

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