Last week we told you that, since the birth of Louise Brown, the first “test-tube baby,” 40 years ago, more than 8 million babies have been born using IVF or other advanced fertility treatments.
A new study, from the Pew Research Center, reveals that one of every three American adults—33%—reports that they or someone they know has used some type of fertility treatment in order to try to have a baby.
However, that number varies a lot depending on one’s education and income. Among those with a bachelor’s degree, 43% have had their own experience or know someone who did. The percentage rises to 56% for those with a postgraduate degree. And nearly half (48%) of people with family incomes of $75,000 or more have knowledge of fertility treatment.
The survey also breaks the data down by race, gender and other variables. To read more about this survey, go to PewResearch.org.