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Does age affect fertility?

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A woman's peak fertility is in her early 20s. At age 35 and beyond (and particularly after 40), the likelihood of becoming pregnant goes down. As men age, levels of testosterone fall, and sperm amounts change.

Healthy couples younger than 30 who have regular sexual intercourse and use no contraception have a 25% to 30% chance getting pregnant.

SOURCE: American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCE: American Pregnancy Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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