A new fertility study is out, and while the underwriters certainly have their own business interests at heart, it contains some show-stopping numbers. It points out that 90 million couples worldwide are having trouble conceiving. That means 180 million people are in this struggle together since we all know it takes two to tango here. These are not small numbers.
Further, while conventional wisdom would have us believe that the classic infertile couples are aging baby boomers who “forgot” to have their children, this research included the following finding: a growing interest from younger patients continues to spur ongoing growth of the fertility medical sector.
I live this condition and like to think I’m pretty well informed, but these numbers and trends made me do a double take. It’s about time some of the myths surrounding infertility were debunked.