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New Test Gives Women 'Childbirth Deadline'

For women whose life plans include both career and childbearing, deciding when to have a baby is a decision often made in the dark. Conceive now while both eggs and career are young? Or risk waiting too long but ensuring the career is secure. Plenty of women get pregnant at 40. Still others struggle to get pregnant at 30.

How do you know when you’re fertility takes a dive? A new test could give women a birth deadline.

Italian researchers believe that they have a developed a test which would let women as young as 20 know when they will no longer be fertile. It’s a simple blood test and it measures the levels of hormones that the ovaries produce and which regulate the development of cells which become released eggs.

The test’s developers say they can precisely measure when the onset of menopause will occur in individual women.

Think this will help with family and career planning? Would you have liked a test like this?

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