Fertility Difficulties : A Widespread Feeling, Especially among Women. Results from the French Generations and Gender Survey

Magali Mazuy, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Elise de La Rochebrochard, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)

Using data from the French version of the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS), we focus on infertility feeling as it is expressed by men and women in France. Previous surveys pointed out that a growing proportion of women report an infertility feeling in the more recent cohorts in France. The aim of this paper is to analyze the recent evolution of infertility feeling among women, extending the results to men, and measuring infertility on a subjective way (infertility feeling with no use of infertility treatment) and objective way (infertility feeling and use of medical treatment). Then, we compare family values as they are expressed in general population, or among people who reported fertility difficulties.

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Presented in Session 112: Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness: Gender Issues