Misconceptions About Conception: 8 Fertility Facts You Never Knew

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Do you really need a pap smear every year?

How much do you know about fertility?

If the answer is "not much," you're not alone. A study conducted by First Response in-home diagnostic tests found that women in the United States are largely unfamiliar with their reproductive health and held many misperceptions about conception.

We chatted with Dr. Elizabeth Yepez, an OB-GYN from Chicago, Illinois, about some of the biggest misconceptions surrounding fertility and pregnancy. Here are eight surprising facts about reproductive health that every Latina should know!

Find the 8 facts at Latina: 8 SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT FERTILITY

This article was originally published at Latina. Reprinted with permission from the author.