Infertility raises the risk of an early death by 10%: Having children thought to have ‘rejuvenating effect’ on the body

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Infertility increases a woman’s chance of dying early by 10 per cent compared to women who have had children, a study found.

Having fertility problems also raised the chance of getting breast cancer by 43 per cent – and increased the chances of dying from diabetes.

But having children protects women from dying prematurely, research shows, suggesting giving birth has a ‘rejuvenating effect’ on a woman’s body.

Whether having children prolongs or shortens a woman’s life has long been debated.

One school of thought holds that being pregnant and giving birth to a child takes its toll on a woman.

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