Are You Underestimating Your Fertility?

Are You Underestimating Your Fertility?

Just how common is infertility in this country, especially in young women? Most studies agree that in married women between 18 and 29, the percentage of women who are infertile is probably somewhere around six percent, but there are surveys out there that say it is as low as around two or three percent.

Obviously, it’s a pretty low number.. But, a funny thing happens when you ask men and women in this age group about their fertility. The fact is, as many as nineteen percent of women and thirteen percent of men in this age group think that they are infertile. So, could that mean that we are underestimating our fertility? Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Why it happens?

Doctors think that many men and women in this age group have been educated to think that if you don’t get pregnant within the first few times of having sex, that you must be infertile. Perhaps our culture is so quick to try to prevent pregnancy by making young people think that it always happens right away. When it doesn’t happen right away, those young people automatically assume that they must be infertile.

What can it hurt?

Underestimating fertility can have a negative impact. This is because if young people think that they are infertile and can’t get pregnant, they might think it is okay to have unprotected sex. Of course, if they really aren’t infertile, this can lead to unplanned pregnancies, which can be very hard to deal with. Unprotected sex, of course, can also lead to a host of sexually transmitted diseases.

What should you do?

If you are a young person who thinks that you might be infertile, it is a good idea for you to educate yourself on the basics of fertility. By learning to track your ovulation cycle and your menstrual cycle, you will know when you are most fertile. You can buy an over the counter ovulation prediction kit to help you figure out if and when you are ovulating. By figuring out when and if you are ovulating, you can keep from underestimating your fertility.

When to see a doctor?

If you have been tracking and charting your cycles for a few months, and you still think that you are not ovulating, it may be time to see a doctor. By seeing a doctor for a regular check up, you can find out if you may in fact have fertility problems. After you know for sure, you can decide how and if you want to treat those problems. It is better to go to a doctor and find out for sure rather than just assuming that you are not fertile.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.