Fertility education is essential to improve knowledge of fertility and reproductive health and to protect and maintain future fertility.
The issue of fertility health is sadly neglected in the UK – despite the fact that, in general, people say that having children is the most important decision of their lives..
The latest UK data indicates that more women are having children over the age of 35 than under the age of 25. Now more than 50% of babies born in the UK are to women over 30. Fertility declines progressively through life and many women are choosing to delay trying for a family until their mid- to late thirties, when fertility is more rapidly declining.
Improving young people’s knowledge of fertility and reproductive health is essential. Fertility education will help to ensure that they are better informed on all aspects of fertility issues and ultimately help to reduce instances of infertility in the future.