The Baby Wait

Dec 17, 2012

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Since 1970, the average age of first-time parents has increased markedly, from twenty-one years-old to twenty-five. Now, many parents wait even longer to conceive, and science makes it possible with advances in fertility treatments. A new era of freedom for women and men looking to have children later in life is now more a reality than a possibility, and the consequences are becoming more apparent.

Joining us to talk about some of the unexpected repercussions of this trend is Judith Shulevitz, science editor at The New Republic.