Women working in investment banks have among the worst chances of success from IVF treatment, but teachers are the most likely to conceive, new data has revealed.
The Daily Telegraph reports that despite enjoying lavish health benefits that often include access to reproductive therapy, city high-flyers are so stressed and at the whim of volatile markets they tend to miss appointments and vital windows to self-administer medicine.
Research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual congress shows that female investment bankers are 60% less likely to conceive from IVF than women working in other jobs with a similar salary.
Teachers, however, were found to be six times more likely to conceive than peers of a comparable age, geography and take-home pay.
'What these (investment banker) women typically tell us is they’re leading a double life', Jake Anderson-Bialis, the founder of FertilityIQ which conducted the research, said said.
'They feel they have to sneak out of the office for treatment. The demands of the job are insane'.
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