You might be especially fertile if you're wearing pink, study says

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comMay 30, 2013 

Pink dresses might signal more than the onset of warmer weather.

"A new study finds that women wearing red or pink were about three times more likely to be at peak fertility than women donning other colors," according to the New York Daily News.

It adds, "Possibilities include that women feel sexier at peak fertility and want to grab more attention, consciously or unconsciously, the researchers said."

Confession: If I wear pink two days in a row, it's usually because I'm too lazy to do laundry.

Speaking of fertility, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the controversial "Get Britain Fertile" campaign that's making waves online. No, I'm not making this up.

It features a female TV presenter dressed as a pregnant 70-year-old. The message? Think twice before you delay having children. The Huffington Post explains, "According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the average British woman has her first child at age 30, five years later than the average woman in the United States."

Is that a bad thing? Well, I'm 31 and childless so of course I'm going to lean toward "no."

But in all seriousness, amid female attempts to climb career ladders, I think there's some ambivalence toward discussing fertility -- and I doubt the phenomenon is confined to a specific country.

Adding to the discussion's complexity: this little fact I recently read in The Atlantic.

A May 22 article notes, "Recently the ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) issued a statement to its member clinics suggesting that healthy, postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 54 should no longer be discouraged from pursuing pregnancy via donor eggs or embryos."

Is the suggestion out of line?

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