Are you cycle savvy?

In support of National Fertility Awareness Week which starts today, Dr Fertility are launching #cyclesavvy, a national survey targeting women aged 25-44 years old to research the level of knowledge women have about their own fertility.

Anyone who has been trying to conceive for any length of time is likely to be very cycle savvy, but Dr Fertility believes that there is an unmet educational need when it comes to women understanding how they can get pregnant naturally.  The #cyclesavvy campaign follows up on the #bettersexeducation campaign in 2016, which focused on improving sex education in schools. However, Dr Fertility believes that, even with a better education at school, by the time a woman is ready to start a family, a lot of what she learned at school could easily be forgotten and some of this information could be out of date.

In 2016 Dr Fertility teamed up with Professor Allan Pacey, one of the UK’s leading male fertility experts, to launch the fantastic male fertility awareness campaign #spermbanter. This aimed to educate men and to evoke banter to tackle the male fertility taboo.

The campaign aims to collect at least 300 responses and once the data is analysed the results will be published. To help plug the anticipated knowledge gap, Dr Fertility will launch a #cyclesavvy bite-sized video series presented by Fertility Nurse Consultant, Kate Davies, alongside the results. You can click here to take the #cyclesavvy test.

Spermbanter

If you haven’t seen them already, do catch the brilliant videos with Professor Allan Pacey titled #spermbanter made by Dr Fertility for National Fertility Awareness Week which give the facts about sperm production and what makes a difference to your sperm count. Professor Pacey is one of the country’s leading experts on male fertility and these videos are incredibly informative and give the facts – and also address many of the common myths about factors which can influence sperm and fertility too.

Do catch them – watch them all – it won’t take long. You may find it reassuring and you will certainly find it informative.

You can catch the videos on How sperm are made

What factors affect sperm quality

 

on how diet affects fertility

does smoking affect your sperm quality

and why a man might not have any sperm

There are a number of others – you will find them all once you start watching!