Young Adults Overestimate Their Risk of Infertility

Check out this great article regarding the common belief among young adults that just because they have had unprotected sex that didn’t result in a pregnancy, it means that they are infertile.

Most of the time when we hear about infertility in the news or among friends or family it’s related to a concern about being able to have children. A new study shows that 19% of young women and 13% of young men believe that they are likely to be infertile. In reality, only about 6% of married women of the same age are actually infertile. Does this mean that these young people are less likely to use contraception (and more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy)? Well, scientists aren’t sure but suggest that it is likely and should be studied more.

Has you or someone you know had this belief?