Poll: Young Women Misinformed About Fertility Facts
In a poll conducted for the national infertility awareness group RESOLVE, women between ages 25-35 who had spoken to their doctors about fertility concerns failed to correctly answer questions about basic fertility facts. Fewer than half of the 1,000 women who took the poll, MSNBC.com reports, answered 7 out of 10 questions correctly.
The questions included how long it takes to get pregnant (an average of 5 months for a healthy 20-year-old woman) and how fertility declines with age (at age 30, a woman has a 20 percent chance of conceiving each month; at 40, that drops to 5 percent). From MSNBC: