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”
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