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    22 Questions About Fertility, Answered By An Expert

    To start, there is NO evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine will impact your future fertility.

    Fertility! It can be confusing, expensive to figure out, and not something we're really taught about unless we go searching for the answers.

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    So we recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to submit any questions they had around fertility. Then, we sat down with various experts from Kindbody Fertility Clinic to get some answers! To be specific, we spoke with Dr. Kristin Bendikson, Dr. Deborah Ikhena-Abel, Dr. Melinda Henne, and Dr. Malgorzata Skaznik-Wikiel to answer your questions about fertility.

    1. "Is it considered 'too late' for me to have a healthy baby after 35? How much does age really impact fertility?" —Anonymous

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    2. "I have PCOS and never get natural periods. Does this mean I don’t ovulate?" —ciaraannlouisew

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    3. "If you have had an eating disorder (anorexia in my case), and recover and regain your period, can you still have fertility issues?" —shapiro2024

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    4. "Is it possible to get pregnant naturally after having a baby via IVF (with egg donor)? I still ovulate but just never was able to get pregnant with my own eggs." —tuckey

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    5. "Is there a way to find out if your PCOS will affect your fertility? My aunt has it and had two kids with no issues. I'm wanting to have kids soon-ish and worried about it." —alexandrias4b738d852

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    6. "Does blood type really matter when trying to conceive?" —jennies4783ed5b8

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    7. "Did the vaccine actually affect fertility like some people say?" —fireowl333

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    8. "I've been on the pill for almost 15 years now, starting when I was a teenager until a couple months ago. I know there are a lot of people out there who say extended use of the pill can decrease fertility in women. Is that true?" —peekocherry197

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    9. "When doing IVF, can you explain how some people are able to find out and 'choose' the sex of their embryos?" —Anonymous

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    10. "Is there anything that I (25 y/o female) can do right now to boost my fertility for having kids in the future?" —Anonymous

    11. "How much of an impact does your weight have on the effectiveness of IVF and other treatments?" —Anonymous

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    12. "How can fibroids impact fertility?" —Anonymous

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    13. "Is it possible to not ovulate in a monthly cycle? I’ve been using ovulation tests and some months the line never turns dark." —Anonymous

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    14. "Is there any evidence to support the idea that terminating a pregnancy at a young age can cause any fertility issues in the future?" —Anonymous

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    15. "How early should women check on their fertility? Are there signs we could be seeing in our teens or our early 20s that signal issues?" —Anonymous

    16. "What impact do factors like the age of your first period, frequency of cycle, or genetics have on your fertility? If you have your first period on the earlier side, are you then doomed to experience menopause earlier in life as well?" —Anonymous

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    17. "How much does cigarette smoking actually impact fertility? Obviously, I know that smoking is bad for your health all around but I've never found a clear answer regarding fertility specifically." —Anonymous

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    18. "If the doctors tell you there is no reason why you haven’t conceived, how can you not conceive after two years of trying? How does that work? Any insight?" —Anonymous

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    19. "If you do egg preservation, does that mean that you have fewer eggs in general and will go through menopause earlier? Would it potentially help with fertility related to endometriosis?" —Anonymous

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    20. "Why is it more common for multiples to result from IVF/IUI pregnancies?" —Anonymous

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    21. "I am trying to get pregnant after the depo shot. My periods have returned after seven months but has ovulation really started? How can I tell?" —Anonymous

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    22. "How long should I be off birth control before trying to conceive?" —Anonymous

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