WHAT SHOULD WE TELL OUR DAUGHTERSWednesday, 6th July, 2016
We have made a lot of progress over the years in educating our children to good sexual health and contraception. Obviously there is always room for improvement and we should continue to ensure that the fear and ignorance our generations have experienced does not apply to future generations.
There is one more thing I think we should improve now as part of future education : make them aware that fertility does not last forever.
Our fertility clinics are full of patients that have unfortunately left things too late.
So what I will tell my daughters is : if you really want to have children you should plan for them.
If you are so lucky to have met your life partner and you want a family do not wait for perfection. Do not wait for the perfect house and the perfect job because the chance of a family might be taken away from you. Those things are not essential and you can work towards them afterwards. Embrace your life and prioritize what is really important.