How much do you know about your fertility?

Gunce • Head of research at Glow. Unwilling infertility expert. 2 kids after 6 IVF treatments.

So - this great magazine (Fertility & Sterility) which Glow loves as a source of research came out with this incredible article a couple of days ago. 

Researchers at Yale quizzed 1,000 women between the ages of 18 to 40 on their knowledge of pregnancy, reproduction and sex – and these were the results:

- 30% of the women reported that they only visited a reproductive health provider less than once a year or not at all.

- 50% of the women did not know that taking multivitamins and folic acid are recommended to avoid birth defects.

- 25% of women did not know that things like STDs, smoking and obesity impact fertility.

- 20% did not know that aging can impact fertility and increase rates of miscarriage

- 50% of the women thought that having sex multiple times in a day increased their likelihood of getting pregnant

- 33% of women thought that different sex positions can increase their odds of getting pregnant

- 10% did not know that they should have sex before ovulation to increase the chances of getting pregnant instead of after ovulation. 

What do you think of these results? Were you as surprised by them as we were?