Public Health England ran a large survey with over 7000 women about their reproductive health.
One of the findings was that women’s biggest concern is to NOT get pregnant. When I read the report, one thought came to mind:
How is it possible that most women are afraid of an unwanted pregnancy when 1 in 6 of us are infertile and are trying to hard to get pregnant?
I think the findings are related to sex and reproductive education in schools and society in general. We are taught to avoid pregnancy at all costs and follow that advice carefully in our twenties, only to reach our thirties and realise we are infertile!
Yesterday I was part of BBC Victoria Derbyshire show to talk about this Public Health England report and sex and reproductive education was one of the topics. We all agreed that we need to change the dialog on this topic. It is my view that:
You can read the Public Health England Report here:
Reproductive Health is a Public Health Issue – A consensus statement
You can also watch the full discussion at BBC Victoria Derbyshire show here!
Andreia Trigo RN BSc MSc NLP
Fertility Nurse | TEDx Speaker | Author