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LONDON, Dec 3, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Women undergoing fertility treatments may be hurting their chances at getting pregnant, recent studies in Britain have shown.

The Sunday Telegraph reported that fertility drugs, on which women are increasingly relying, may actually cause chromosomal damage to eggs. The treatments, doctors are warning, could also damage womb lining.

Doctors are reportedly suggesting that women take lower doses of fertility drugs.

One in six couples in Britain report having problems with fertility. The Telegraph reported that Britain has seen a three-fold increase in the past decade of women between 40 and 50 seeking fertility treatment.

A conference of fertility experts this month will address the fertility drug industry and urge professionals to rethink their approach, the Telegraph reported.


Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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