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18:30 - 20:30 8 March 2017

When is the Right Time to Have a Baby?


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Alex Jones, Presenter, The One Show - BBC

When is the right time to have a baby?

Doctors agree (although it’s rarely said in public) that physiologically the late teens or early twenties are the best age to have a child. However, there are other factors to consider, such as being mature enough, getting an education, being financially ready and finding a partner.

In the UK there is a steady shift towards women choosing to postpone starting a family until their late 30s and early 40s, with women choosing to focus on their careers before starting a family. Waiting may lead to a reduction in the chance of conception, and an increase in the medical risks – nearly a fifth of women between 35-44 years of age struggle to conceive.

The Institute for Women’s Health is proud to present a screening of the documentary ‘Fertility and Me’, where One Show presenter Alex Jones investigates what pioneering science is doing to help people struggling to become pregnant - and a Q&A with a panel including Dr Melanie Davies of UCLH.


Vas James
+44 (0)2076796509 | v.james@ucl.ac.uk


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International Women's Day Events 2017