Childbearing years

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Childbearing years for a particular female refers to her reproductive age span, i.e., the age span within which she is biologically capable of giving birth to children. For statistical purposes, childbearing years is taken to be 15-44 years or 15-49 years, even though some females bear children below the age of 15 or above the age of 49.