Back in the 1970s, the average age for the first child was 21. This has increased to 27 in recent years with the expectation that it will only continue to increase in the coming years. In metropolitan cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, this age is even higher.
As people look to start families at later, the question of fertility becomes more pressing.
Given the time sensitivity that many women face, many are taking the time to get their fertility tested either at a clinic or through many of the new companies that offer “at-home” fertility testing.
Instead of visiting a clinic, these kits allow women to take their own urine or blood samples, and send them to a lab for analysis, receiving details about your hormone levels and many other key data points.
The fertility market is expected to grow considerably in the next couple of years, north of $20BN.
It is important to note that fertility hormone tests can never be 100% relied upon to assess fertility, but they can provide information that will be beneficial to your fertility journey.
In addition to using an at-home fertility test, getting a professional opinion from a OB-GYN or endocrinologist that focuses on reproductive health should be considered.
Steps for Modern Fertility
- Request a test: A doctor will customize a test based on your birth control with the option to take the test at home or at a local lab
- Collect a sample at home or at lab for testing
- Get your results that are reviewed by a doctor and sent to a private dashboard
All the tests are conducted at a CLIA Certified Lab