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Women Being Wrongly Pushed into IVF Treatment by Private Clinics, Says UK’s Leading Fertility Expert

August 1, 2016

(The Telegraph) – Britain’s leading fertility expert Robert Winston has said women remain fertile until they are 45 and are wrongly being pushed into having IVF too early by private clinics. Lord Winston, who is head of the Genesis Research Trust, dismissed NHS advice that a woman’s fertility starts to decline sharply from 35 and that those planning a family should take this into account. Lord Winston said women should be able to conceive until their mid-40s, and suggested fertility clinics that said otherwise were doing so for financial gain.

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