Should children be taught about fertility problems at school?

120px-Classe-merikanjakaDo you think children should learn about infertility as part of sex education classes at school? It’s an issue which has been raised again recently, and one which I wrote about a few years ago for The Guardian.

Now Geeta Nargund, who runs the CREATE clinics, has been working to bring the question of fertility education onto the agenda with articles in The Guardian and The Telegraph on the subject.

What do you think? Do you wish you’d known more at an earlier age? Might it have made a difference, or would it have felt too far away to be relevant? Is there a risk that telling teenagers they might not be able to get pregnant could increase the rates of teenage pregnancy? Or is it just part of what ought to be a thorough understanding of human reproduction and fertility?

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