Story: Infertility and childlessness

Egg test

Egg test

Fertility decreases as women age. In 2008 Aucklander Sarah North (aged 31) decided to pay to have a test that would tell her how many eggs she had left. This knowledge would help determine her chances of becoming pregnant. She was weighing up whether to wait a few more years and increase her and her partner's financial security, or have children sooner if the test told her this may have been leaving it too late.

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Rhonda Shaw, 'Infertility and childlessness - Explaining infertility and childlessness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27412/egg-test (accessed 20 October 2020)

Story by Rhonda Shaw, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Jan 2018