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Baby Boom: Understanding the CDC’s Birth Rates for Older Women

Birth Rates for Older Women

“When are you going to have a baby?”


Chances are you will hear that question once – if not numerous times – during what is considered to be your “childbearing years.” And if you’re like many women in their late 30s and 40s who haven’t had a child, or would like to have another one in the future, the answer to this question can be worrisome as the difficulty of conceiving increases with age. But there’s good news.

Dr. Mark Sauer’s Response to Marcy Darnovsky’s New York Times Op-Ed, “Genetically Modified Babies”

New York Times

Research to Save Lives: A Response to “Genetically Modified Babies” by Marcy Darnovsky, Executive Director at the Center for Genetics and Society (Op-Ed, Feb. 25)


Every year, thousands of women give birth to children who will die as infants or young adults because of severe mitochondrial diseases. The procedure of mitochondrial transfer holds much promise of enabling these women to have healthy babies and removes the risk of disease in these children’s future offspring.

Dr. Sauer’s classic book on Egg Donation is now on its 2nd edition

Mark Sauer

Mark V. Sauer, M.D.

“Mark Sauer has led this field from the front to establish an authority second to none, and a glance at the contents is enough to confirm that this book lives up to the highest expectations.”


“It will stand tall among the books published on the care and practice of assisted conception, and especially among those on oocyte donation.”

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