AMH Test, Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Australia

Australia – ‘Egg timer test’ for fertility: What is it and does it work?

Source ABC.NET.AU

Originally developed as a tool for IVF, in the US the test is being increasingly marketed to the general population of women as a way of finding out how long they have left to have children, a recent social studies of science conference in Sydney was told.

Conference presenter Moira Kyweluk, who is completing a PhD at Northwestern University, said internet activity suggests the test is also being used in the same way in Australia, despite controversy over its effectiveness.

“I looked at blogs online where women were talking about getting an AMH test done as a way to get a baseline measure of their fertility. This is the same rhetoric as being used in the US,” Ms Kyweluk said.

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