Doctors in Denmark have said that an “infertility social disease” has developed in young people as a result of being urged to avoid unplanned pregnancies during sex education classes.
And they feel the time has come to teach youngsters the importance of kids before it’s too late.
Family planning group Sex & Samfund secretary general Bjarne Christensen said there has now been a rise in the number of people having trouble conceiving when they finally feel ready. He explained that couples must be aware of age in relation to fertility as too many are of the opinion that when they stop using contraception things will be easy.
Christensen went on to say that young people need to learn the truth about how the environment, lifestyle and sexually transmitted diseases can affect fertility. He explained that certain “myths” on such things needed to be quashed so young Danes could better understand what affects their opportunity of having children.
Sex & Samfund has come up with learning materials so young people can gain a better understanding of fertility. Christensen said they want to start a debate on the right time to begin having children.
At present, the average age of first-time mothers in the Scandinavian country is 29.1