Until what age a woman is fertile?

By Andrea Rodrigo BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 10/25/2016

Generally, men are fertile throughout their whole life, but a woman’s fertility is limited. The childbearing age range in women declines eventually from puberty to menopause, usually between ages 15-49. The optimum time period for a woman to get pregnant is between ages 18-28.

As stated earlier, female fertility drops substantially from ages 35-37 onwards. Thus, while a 20-year-old woman has a 25% chance per menstrual cycle to get pregnant naturally, this percentage is reduced to 5% by age 40 onwards.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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