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Cambridge students told ‘don’t leave it too late to have a baby’

The new president of an all-female Cambridge college has introduced fertility lessons to the curriculum

The former head of Channel 4 news, Dorothy Byrne, 69, recently took on the role at the Murray Edwards College and said the new seminars are designed to help women understand their fertility.

Dorothy has a 24-year-old daughter after giving birth at the age of 45 after having IVF treatment. She admitted that she had put her career first that almost saw her sacrifice a family of her own.

She told The Sunday Times: “The thing that is getting lost along the way is that you forget to have a baby, which I nearly did.

“Young women are being taught that they all have to do well in school, get a degree, be successful in their career and be beautiful.”

She felt that the message of women not risking getting pregnant at a young age had left many women not feeling in charge of when they wanted to start a family.

The new classes will outline how fertility declines at the age of 35 in women”

What do you think of the idea of fertility lessons for young women in further or higher education? We’d love to hear your thoughts on it, email mystory@ivfbabble.com.

 

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