Dr. Adamson discusses if women who have babies later in life are at greater risk for developing breast cancer.
Dr. David Adamson:
There are many advantages to having children, not the least of which of course is having a child and the family life but there are also some medical advantages. Women who have children actually have a lower rate of breast cancer and also a lower rate of ovarian cancer.
So there are definitely some real reproductive health benefits of having children, and these benefits tend to be greater if the woman has more babies and has them younger. Now this by and of itself of course is not a reason to have a baby but it is certainly one of the benefits of having children.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.