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Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?

One expert thinks women need to learn about their biological clock at an earlier age.

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A TOP DOCTOR has called for fertility to be put on the school curriculum in the UK.

Dr Geeta Nargund, a consultant gynaecologist at St George’s Hospital in London, has said it’s important women and girls learn about fertility from a younger age.

Nargund recently wrote to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan calling for fertility lessons to be included in the national curriculum to “empower people to take control of their fertility”.

The UK Independent quotes Nargund as saying: “Educated women are not necessarily educated about their fertility.”

She also believes women should have children before they’re 30 if possible, stating: ”If a woman starts trying at 35, doctors have got to sort it out when she is already on a slippery fertility slope.”

However, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) doesn’t necessarily agree with this:

What do you make of her stance on fertility education?

Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?

Poll Results:

Yes, teenagers are old enough to know (9497)
No, it's too young (1073)
I don't know (509)

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