Whether you’re stressed about trying to get pregnant now or you’re panicked at the idea that you won’t be able to later, being in the dark about the future never feels good. To help shed some light on the situation, we tapped the minds of top experts to breakdown what really messes with your fertility—and what you can relax about. [Tweet this!]
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While simply having sex without protection won’t directly hurt your chances at having kids, the consequences of doing so are another story. Chlamydia is currently the most frequently reported STI in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And if left untreated, can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). “PID scars your fallopian tubes, which ultimately prevents your eggs from reaching your uterus,” says Jen Landa, M.D., an ob-gyn and hormone specialist. Another common cause of PID: gonorrhea, which is another common STI that is on the rise.
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