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Principal Investigator Dr Suzannah Williams and DPhil student Charlotte Walker from the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproduction Health discuss what is considered a safe childbearing age, in the academic journal The Conversation.

Principal Investigator Dr Suzannah Williams and DPhil student Charlotte Walker from the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproduction Health discuss what is considered a safe childbearing age, in the academic journal The Conversation. © Shutterstock Images

"Over the past three decades, there has been a steady increase in the average age of parents. Advances in fertility science mean that people can, literally, put their eggs or sperm on ice and delay the start of parenthood. Many large companies, such as Apple, Facebook and Google, now offer egg freezing to employees as part of their healthcare package. Putting off having a baby has never been easier or more socially acceptable. But is it a good thing?

There are three things to consider. Will your child be healthy? Will you get pregnant? How much will it cost?"

Read The Conversation article here.