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By BBC

August 2, 2017

I can control everything in my life and I am happy with my independence.

In China, there is a growing rank of unmarried women who are choosing to freeze their eggs overseas. These women are educated, middle class and often opt for a single life. They are the hallmarks of fast-changing Chinese society. But Chinese laws have not caught up, as the BBC's Grace Tsoi reports.

The rise of "singledom" is a worldwide trend and China is no exception. China replaced its one-child policy with a universal two-child policy in 2015, but it is also witnessing the rise of a female workforce that wants to focus on their careers and postpone starting a family.

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By Martine Letarte; Québec Science

July 18, 2017

In fact, [women] would see an improvement in their chances of success by almost 30%, reaching 70%. With a partner aged 30 to 35, the success rate also climbs to 54%.

Malgré le fait que quelques hommes célèbres aient eu une paternité tardive – dont Charlie Chaplin qui a eu son cadet à 73 ans ! – l’âge a aussi une influence sur la fertilité de l’homme. En particulier sur le taux de succès de la fécondation in vitro, selon une nouvelle étude.

À quel point ? Une femme de moins de 30 ans qui reçoit des traitements de fécondation in vitro avec un partenaire âgé entre 40 et 42 ans a un taux de succès de 46%. Si son partenaire a entre 30 et 35 ans par contre, ses chances sont plutôt de 73%.

C’est ce qu’on apprend dans une récente étude du Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, dont les résultats ont été présentés plus tôt ce mois-ci lors du congrès annuel de la Société européenne de reproduction humaine et d’embryologie, à Genève.

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By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MD; News Medical

July 24, 2017

According to researcher Michael Chapman this study shows that women who are undergoing IVF do have a “reasonable” chance of getting pregnant.

Research has shown that women who undergo multiple cycles of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) are more likely to have a baby. The study published in the Medical Journal of Australia reports the cumulative live birth rates after complete ovarian stimulation cycles. The study looked at chances of having a baby successfully after several rounds of IVF or other types of assisted reproduction techniques.

For this study the researchers looked at 56,652 women who had already undergone eight cycles of treatment in Australia and New Zealand during 2009-2012. They were tracked until 2014 or until they gave birth to a live baby. Results showed that for women over the age of 40, the success rates for having a live baby rose from 10% at the first cycle of IVF to around 40% at the end of the seventh cycle.

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