Over-Reliance on Science and Technology Raises Concern

The longer one delays pregnancy, the lesser are chances of conceiving, says Dr. Richard Fisher, co-founder of the country's largest infertility services provider.

There have been fears over the over-dependence of couples on science and technology and, therefore, fertility experts have been asking couples to start a family at a younger age.

It has been seen that almost one-third of women who have been receiving treatment for IVF are over the age of 40. And this is not because of some underlying medical condition but because they tend to miss the opportunity of conceiving at an appropriate age.

One of the leading causes of infertility, says Dr. Fisher, head of Fertility Associates, was delay of pregnancy. When a women reaches the age of 30, the chances of conceding drop by 22% and by 65% at the age of 40.

A recent study has proved that many couples either tend to use the embryo in subsequent rounds of IVF or store them if anytime they happen to have an extra frozen embryo after IVF.

Dr. Melanie R. Freeman said, "The real problem is that there are not enough embryos donated for people who want to accept them and get pregnant from them”.

More embryos would obviously mean better choices for a lot any people and therefore there is a need to educate people, he added.