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?"
“What is the ‘right’ age to have a child?” was among the most-read pieces of 2018-19 from Oxford academics, with almost a quarter of a million reads shared between the original and its French and Spanish translations.
Dr Suzannah Williams commented “I am delighted this article has reached such a wide readership, and that the important message that if you do want children, it might be better not to wait, might well have helped some people take a more proactive approach to starting a family."