Delaying Motherhood : Advanced Fertility Options For Older Mothers

944 Words Nov 19th, 2014 4 Pages
Rachel Hofsess
WS 220 Final Paper Outline

The increasing trend across developed countries to postpone motherhood is due to advanced fertility options for older mothers, the desire for females to further establish themselves in their career, and the need to take more time to find the right partner with which to start a family.

Argument 1:
After the introduction of the birth control pill in the 1960’s, women have become more empowered over their decision as to when and if they will have a baby. Females experienced a newfound liberation with their bodies – they could essentially have some control over when they would become a mother. Over the decades that followed, more and more forms of birth control options were put on the market which now empowered women even more so in that they now had choices amongst their choice of when to become pregnant. Diaphragms, intrauterine devices, hormone injections, and – for some – abortions became regular forms of birth control. After creating all of these forms of birth control, the medical field soon found itself flooded with infertility issues that needed to be resolved for women who waited into their thirties and forties to become pregnant. Soon advanced fertility options such as fertility drugs, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy. One of the more recent trends – freezing eggs – is now being offered as an employee benefit in some of the technology sector jobs. For the first time in decades, centuries even,…

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