At what age should a woman start looking into her fertility?

I think anyone who is more than 19 or 20 is able to this, but the important aspects to consider before you begin to explore your fertility would be

  • whether you have been trying to conceive for some time
  • if there are any clinical factors that can affect your fertility
  • assessing your male partner.

If you are less than 35, and you have been trying to conceive for the last two years, then yes it is the time that you should seek help.

If you’re over 35, and you’ve been trying for one year then again, it is the time you should seek some help.

If you suspect that you may have medical history such as a history of chlamydia infection, history of moderate to severe endometriosis, or you suffer from symptoms such as lack of periods or irregular periods, you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, or you may have been diagnosed with genetic conditions such as Turner syndrome, then yes, it may be worthwhile to seek advice or look into your fertility.

I would say there is no defined age that one should look at it, but I think it is based on whether you want reassurance because there is a factor in your medical history or whether you’ve been trying with a partner for some time.

By | 2017-06-30T10:35:09+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Fertility|Comments Off on At what age should a woman start looking at her fertility?

About the Author:

Ms Shipra Krishna is an extensively experienced Consultant Gynaecologist and specialist in Reproductive Medicine. She worked as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Reproductive Medicine at CARE Fertility and Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health (CRGH) since 2011. She is Medical Director of London IVF and Genetics Centre.