Every Monday EFC busts myths and takes names, cutting through the misinformation, disinformation, and straight up nonsense to bring you the facts.
This year the Fpa launched a campaign called ‘Conceivable’ to address this myth. Because the media is so filled with stories about women’s decreasing fertility after the age of 35, some older women may not actively plan and follow through with contraceptive use. There are more abortions to over-40s each year than there are to under-16s. Many marketing and health promotion campaigns about pregnancy and STIs are aimed at younger women and teenagers, and it may be that older women are not getting the message that they too are at risk of pregnancy and STIs if they don’t protect themselves.