The need to improve fertility awareness

Joyce Harper*, Jacky Boivin, Helen C. O'Neill, Kate Brian, Jennifer Dhingra, Grace Dugdale, Genevieve Edwards, Lucy Emmerson, Bola Grace, Alison Hadley, Laura Hamzic, Jenny Heathcote, Jessica Hepburn, Lesley Hoggart, Fiona Kisby, Sue Mann, Sarah Norcross, Lesley Regan, Susan Seenan, Judith StephensonHarry Walker, Adam Balen

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Women and men globally are delaying the birth of their first child. In the UK, the average age of first conception in women is 29 years. Women experience age-related fertility decline so it is important that men and women are well-informed about this, and other aspects of fertility. A group of UK stakeholders have established the Fertility Education Initiative to develop tools and information for children, adults, teachers, parents and healthcare professionals dedicated to improving knowledge of fertility and reproductive health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalReproductive Biomedicine and Society Online
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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  • age
  • awareness
  • fertility
  • infertility
  • pregnancy


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