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Fertility continues after age 40

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:975
  1. Carol Cooper
  1. General practitioner The Surgery, 14 Cuckoo Lane, London W7 3EY

    EDITOR,—The numerous women who have children in their fourth and fifth decades would hardly agree that “fertility declines at 30 and is almost gone by 40”—the alarming subtitle used by Roger Gosden and Anthony Rutherford in their otherwise reasonable editorial on delayed childbearing.1 In …

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