Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
so infertility is going up. it's not just my imagination. maybe it's time to start having kids earlier and ditch the birth control pills. i don't want to sound like i'm against IVF, but wouldn't most prefer to have their children au naturel?
Without the research in front of me, I would hesitate to draw a link between more ads for fertility clinics on the tv and radio and an increase in infertility. As the saying goes, correlation does not equal causation. I think it is as Globetrotter said: people know it can be overcome, and I will add: they have the money to do so. I suspect if you are in medical school and comtemplating what field you are interested in and include your expected earnings, fertility might be high up there for the $$.
Just my economist's point of view.