If you were told by your grandma that if a boy touches you when you are on your period, you would automatically get pregnant, raise your hands. If you were told that if a man ejaculates in a swimming pool and you are in it, there is a high probability that you are getting out of the pool pregnant, raise your hands. Also if you were told that men never have to deal with infertility, also raise your hands. I am sure by now your hands must be up! Hehehe… Really, everyone must have had their share of funny fertility myths and this is putting an end of it.
MYTH 01: PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE CHILDREN DON’T EXPERIENCE INFERTILITY.
This is equally untrue. So many couples who have had children still struggle to have another. In fact, research has shown that 11% of couples who have had a child before still experience what is called secondary infertility.
MYTH 02: INFERTILITY IS UNCOMMON
This is untrue. Infertility can affect any man/woman or any age, status or background. It is actually more common that we know. Research actually says in every seven couples who are trying to conceive, one is experiencing difficulties.
MYTH 03: INFERTILITY IS MAJORLY A FEMALE PROBLEM.
Out of the several fertility myths, this is one very common one. Research shows that one in every ten men has experienced infertility. In our society, a lot of pressure is put on the woman and sometimes, it is the man who needs to go for a check-up. Sometimes, due to the egoistic nature of men and our societal settings, about half of the men who have infertility never get to seek help.
MYTH 04: INFERTILITY IS CAUSED ONLY BY REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS.
Several factors asides reproductive problems can be responsible for infertility ranging from lifestyle, diet and sometimes genetics. It does not always mean it is irreversible; hence the stigma should be stopped. Infertility is not always permanent, it can be corrected by a few changes.
MYTH 05: TAKING PILLS DON’T AFFECT FERTILITY.
Pills actually obstructing your normal hormonal system and it takes about three to six months after stopping the pill to regularize your system and sometimes, even when the pills are all out, it might take a while for your system to return to normal. So yeah, pills may be responsible for infertility.