‘Bio-panic’ sees twice as many single women try for IVF babies

The Telegraph (UK) 08 Oct 06
Record numbers of single women are embarking on motherhood without a lover, fearing they might end up childless if they wait for the “perfect” man. IVF treatment given to women determined to go it alone has more than doubled in the past five years, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).
Fertility clinics have coined the phrase “bio-panic” to describe the trend for women in their late 30s and older to give up on finding a father and rely instead on family and friends for support.
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