"Don't have sex. Because you will get pregnant and die!"
This is a line spoken by the extremely intense gym teacher in "Mean Girls" during a sex education class. While it may seem like a ridiculous parody, the sentiments expressed by the teacher might not seem like such a joke to anyone who had to undergo American sex ed.
It is obvious why the our teachers wanted to scare us off sex. But older people who are ready to have kids might not be well-educated on what factors could affect their fertility. Take a look at a couple of the elements that might be impacting your reproductive health!
If you are struggling to get pregnant, you should discuss your options with your doctor. In the meantime, here are some techniques to optimize your fertility.
Fertility rates are at a historic low in the United States, but that doesn't mean you have to panic. Getting pregnant might not always be as easy as we are led to believe when we were younger, but it certainly isn't impossible. The best thing you can do is to start exploring your options early with your doctor and family. In the meantime, stay healthy and relax. By educating yourself on your reproductive health, you are already ahead of the curve.