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WHAT TO EXPECT about fertility reporting

Namely, it’s irresponsible – when it comes to female fertility – with damaging effects. Reports suggest 49% of women are worried about their fertility, normally for no good reason. The fightback starts here

Misinformation surrounding female fertility is a serious problem. So serious, in fact, that the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) commissioned research to uncover its full extent. Their findings, published earlier this year, revealed that 86 per cent of UK women feel the information they’re given seems contradictory, and 76 per cent question whether it is impartial and unbiased.

We can’t help but agree – the evidence-based information around female fertility seems a million miles away from the scaremongering stories. And the impact of these stories is troubling. Almost half (49 per cent) of UK women report worrying about their fertility, yet only one in six couples will face real fertility problems. ‘There’s a huge difference between those figures,’ says Professor Scott Nelson, Chair of Reproductive & Maternal Medicine at the University of Glasgow and Wellbeing of Women spokesperson (wellbeingofwomen.org.uk).

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Welcome to the October/November issue of healthy. Our nutrition issue is here and in the latest edition, we look at why healthy diet is important for your physical and mental health. Plus, we’ve got some delicious seasonal recipes for you to try. We’ve all heard the phrase: ‘You are what you eat’, but to what extent is that true? Writer Charlotte Haigh attempts to give a definitive answer in our cover story, by looking at the nutrition tips we can all take to improve our health, despite the differences in our genetic makeup. In our recipe section, we’ve got a range of delicious seasonal dishes that are perfect for early autumn, along with immunity-boosting recipes to see you through the colder months. We also revisit the fermenting trend with some tips for having a go yourself. And that’s not all. In addition to our nutrition content, writer Laura Potter takes a thoughtful look at the potentially negative impact of fertility reporting, while controversial expert Ronald Purser gives powerful arguments against mindfulness in our ‘Fresh thinking’ franchise. Find all this and more in the new issue of healthy.