"The mathematics are determinate"
Kirstie Allsopp is on a mission.
Earlier this year, the star came under attack for claiming that women should put off careers and focus on having children in their twenties, because it's much harder to get pregnant later on.
But the mother-of-two is undeterred and yesterday evening at special talk in London she was once again warning British ladies about the perils of leaving it until your late thirties to start a family.
She said: 'The facts cannot be got away from. You have a 10 per cent chance of conceiving a child over 40. I don't say this smugly - I got in just under the wire.
'I think women are being lied to. [Didact: Nothing to "think" about here, ma'am. They ARE being lied to.]
'It gets more and more difficult to have children over the age of 35.
'Plenty of women don't want children, that's fine - but if you do, you need to know the facts.'
The Location, Location, Location presenter was talking about the perils of late motherhood as part of a Stylist magazine Life Lessons talk in London yesterday.
Kirstie advised women to think seriously about delaying university until after their children are born.
She said: 'I want to say to women: be honest with each other, with your partners, daughters and sons - know that you can have careers at any age, you can go to uni at any age.
'You can do a thousand brilliant things at any age. But just for now, we haven't opened the fertility window any wider.
'It is easier and simpler and less of a heartache to just have children when our bodies allow us to.
'Nature is not a feminist and that's just the truth.' [Didact: Quote of the year. Seriously. Anyone want a good seed idea for a Manosphere blog? That's it, right there.]
Although Kirstie's comments on fertility were heavily criticised by certain feminist corners when she first made them this year, the star isn't alone in her opinions.
Her views are backed up by the latest research figures from the University of St Andrews and Edinburgh University, which show that the average woman aged 30 only has 12 per cent of her eggs left, while a woman turning forty has only three per cent left in her reserves.
On top of that, data from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology shows IVF had a global failure rate of 77 per cent in 2012.
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So basically, if you make the beast with two backs with your man when you're 20- doesn't actually matter what age he is, by the way- without protection, your chances of getting knocked up are very, very high. And when you're 40... well, don't kid yourself, none of the guys you want to sleep with at age 40, will actually want to sleep with you, because they'll all be running after the 20-year-olds. Funny how that works, ain't it?
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