Does having sex more than once a day increase chances of conception?
Will specific sexual positions or elevating the pelvis after intercourse make you more likely to become pregnant?
Does intercourse need to occur before or after ovulation to optimize conception?
These are all questions that women were asked that an overwhelming amount answered incorrectly. How could women, with the greatest responsibility on the planet, the gatekeepers of life be so uniformed, uneducated about their reproductive health. According to the article on the site Hello Beautiful, many women don’t know much about child-birth and other things, except of course the basics.
“A new study from the Yale School of Medicine showed that most women of childbearing age know very little about reproductive health, and 50 percent of women have never even raised questions about the subject with a medical professional. Although nearly half of women admitted to having concerns over their fertility, they were unaware of the negative effects of aging, stds and bad health habits, and they were also uneducated on the benefits of good nutrition and multivitamins.” http://hellobeautiful.com/2014/01/30/new-study-women-dont-know-about-childbirth/. The article also goes on to say that the reason that women may know so little is because they are not taught at an early age about their reproductive health and that there is also a discrepancy between the sex education curriculum and the new research now available about women’s health.”
How could we not know much about what goes in and comes out our bodies. We are responsible for birthing the next generation. Of course so much little importance is put on our jobs as women but look at how important it really is . Simply put, if it weren’t for our reproductive systems and its health, none of our asses would be here. We need to continue to learn about what makes our bodies work and function. We need to understand our biological workings and know the intricacies of its delicateness. Shame that we women know not that much more than men on what comes out of our bodies.
How many times has a man tried to tell you what can and can’t happen if you let him hit it raw? LOL
Oh gosh, I believe that this is the case of three different problems, the first being lack of education:
In school we are taught to add, subtract, read, but not to know what goes on in our bodies. We are not taught how our reproductive systems work…
and most importantly that you don’t pee pee out of your vagina. We are taught that using the word penis, insert, vagina, sex makes people uncomfortable. So we are taught other words like coochie, my mom says “cat” and I hate that lmao. Any time a young girl begins to question her sexual health she is shunned and told to stop being “hot” or she is being “fast.” So, we are taught not to ask because if it were something important, like politics, religion, latest gossip, we should be free to talk about it right? And that is when the inner freaks begin to shine. Why? Because we were taught we can’t talk about certain things in public.
The second reason I believe is because of the inefficiencies in the health care system. This is also where my degrees would come into play…too bad I barely paid attention in class.
The health care providers, who we have to wait for 20 hours to see, to have the express 5 minute pap smear. There is no time to speak with them to ask our most pressing questions. But, they are overworked and there is money to be made by the number of patients that are seen. SO why waste time on educating them about their bodies so they could continue to get better? So it is not entirely women’s faults, however:
We are responsible for the knowledge we obtain.
Many times we don’t begin to question those things until after we have become sexually active. We just know that are bodies have changed and that we are feeling some type of way, thus we act on it…We act on it, not really knowing. Not really knowing that contraception, abortion, pregnancy, birth, stds are all interconnected. It deals with our reproductive health. How important is this function. How important is it to know about these things? Let me tell you, fashion, makeup or shoes none of that would be important if there is no one to rock it. Once we get to a certain age it is time to educate ourselves. We study everything else, science, math, engineering but we fail ourselves when it comes to our most important being which is our being, our body. If our body is not together, we can’t take care of anyone else. It is time to learn our inner workings. Get acquainted with your yourself and love your body.
Stay sexy, healthy, and inspired
References and some info:
While 40 percent of women were worried about their ability to conceive, over a quarter of women were unaware that things like smoking, ovulation, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), irregular menstrual cycles or obesity could impact their fertility.
“The most depressing, most concerning part was the level of unawareness amongst young women about their own biology,” study author Lubna Pal, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine, told FoxNews.com. “Lack of awareness about: What does ovulation mean? What are the signs? Does it have any implications for fertility?”
Will specific sexual positions or elevating the pelvis after intercourse make you more likely to become pregnant? Though more than one-third of women surveyed believed these tricks would increase their likelihood of getting pregnant, Pal said it’s simply not true.
“A complete myth, no truth, no data to support that,” Pal said
Most women surveyed admitted they didn’t see a reproductive health care provider regularly – and when they did, they didn’t ask questions that might help them gain a better understanding of their reproductive health.
“This awareness (needs to) come at community level, school, college, women’s health forums, it should be a common language.”