Is infertility the biggest health fear for younger women?

When the Huffington Post put an informal survey on their Lifestyle Facebook page asking young women about their greatest health fears, a major concern for women in their twenties worried about was infertility. Apparently this was the “most common health fear” for women in this age group, which perhaps suggests that the messages about the dangers of assuming that you can leave it until later to decide to get pregnant are getting through to a younger generation.

I was actually quite surprised that so many younger women put this as their major health concern, but what is vitally important is that they also understand the limitations of fertility treatment and don’t rely on it as a panacea for the biological clock.

You can read more about the survey – and some advice for younger women on the factors which can put future fertility at risk – here 

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