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If you are planning to have a baby, take the short quiz below to test your knowledge on fertility issues.

 

1. What is the optimal age range for conception?

a. 36-40
b. 31-35
c. 27-30
d. 22-26

 

2. How many eggs is a woman born with?

a. 1 – 2 million
b. 300,000 – 400,000
c. 25,000
d. 10,000

 

3. At 40, how many is she left with?

a. 1 – 2 million
b. 300,000 – 400,000
c. 25,000
d. 10,000

 

4. Which of these is a method of predicting ovulation?

a. Observations of cervical mucus
b. Use of ovulation test kits
c. Basal Body Temperature chart
d. All of above

 

5. A couple’s risk of miscarriage increases with the man’s age.
• True
• False

 

6. Infertility is always due to problems in the women.
• True, infertility is always due to problems in the woman.
• False, studies show that only 1/3 of infertility cases are brought about by female problems.

 

Answers:

1. The optimal age range for conception is between 22 – 26. Answer: (d)

2. A woman is born with 1 – 2 million eggs. Answer: (a)

3. At 40 years old, a woman is left with only 10,000 eggs. Answer: (d)

4. Observations of cervical mucus, use of ovulation test kits, and Basal Body Temperature chart are all methods of predicting ovulation. Answer: (d)

5. Yes, a couple’s risk of miscarriage increases with the man’s age. Answer: (a)

6. No, infertility problems are not always due to problems in woman. Studies have found out that about 1/3 of the infertility cases are due to problems in men, and another 1/3 due to problems in both partners. Only 1/3 of the cases are brought about by female problems.

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