Study Says Most Women Don’t Know Basic Fertility Facts -- Do You? Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump
Sure, you know you have sex while you're ovulating to make a baby -- but do you know just what your chances are of conception? A new report of a survey conducted by RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, says most women surprisingly don’t.
According to TODAY Health, survey takers polled 1,000 women aged 25 to 35 who’d seen fertility doctors, asking them 10 basic questions about fertility. Less than half the women got seven or more of the questions correct.
One of the biggest misconceptions? The chances of getting pregnant as you age. Many survey takers estimated that a 30-year-old woman has about a 70 percent chance of conceiving each month, and a 40 year old woman would have almost a 60 percent chance. But really odds at 30 are about 20 percent, and at 40, they’re about 5 percent, says the article.
Just how much do you know about your own fertility? Brush up on the basics by checking out our comprehensive article, Fertility 101 .
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