New Survey Reveals Majority of Houston Residents Misinformed about Their Fertility Health

Nearly 88% of respondents in Houston mistakenly believe stress impacts fertility; 67% believe birth control pills cause infertility

HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CCRM Fertility, a global pioneer in fertility treatment, research and science, released results from its State of Fertility survey, which includes concerning gaps of knowledge regarding fertility and reproductive health among this age group. The study of 1,000 Houston-area residents between 25-44 years old aims to shed light on their understanding and knowledge of their fertility. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of respondents admit to feeling “uninformed,” “clueless” or only “somewhat knowledgeable” about their fertility health. A vast majority (88 percent) of those surveyed mistakenly believe stress has a negative effect on fertility, and two of every three respondents wrongly believe birth control pills can cause infertility.

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According to Dr. Rashmi Kudesia, board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, ob/gyn and lifestyle medicine specialist at CCRM Fertility Houston, these misunderstandings demonstrate a prevalent lack of knowledge around fertility health among Houstonians of reproductive age. In fact, Dr. Kudesia and CCRM Fertility experts say these statistics point to a larger issue: more needs to be done to educate and support people on their fertility journeys.

“Our local findings demonstrate that, while people in Houston are open to discussing fertility with friends and loved ones, these circles are inadvertently perpetuating myths and mistruths that can deter people from seeking support when they should,” said Dr. Kudesia. “In these cases, often the first step to starting a family begins with clinically accurate information.”

In addition to onsite, personal consultations, CCRM Fertility Houston offers informative and easy-to-use resources, such as CCRM TV fertility education videos. Here, leading fertility experts address some of the most common questions about fertility.

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More findings from the State of Fertility survey in Houston include:

  • 34% are concerned about their fertility

  • 25% have struggled with infertility

  • 51% would consider fertility treatments

  • 60% knows someone who has/is struggling with infertility

  • 66% believe more people should talk openly about fertility

  • 34% have experienced (or their partner has) a miscarriage

  • 49% are either “comfortable” or “somewhat comfortable” asking their parents to help pay for fertility treatment

  • 28% have experienced secondary fertility

  • 46% would consider surrogacy or a gestational carrier

If you’re under 35 and have been trying to conceive without success for a year, or if you’re over 35 and have been trying for six months, CCRM Fertility specialists are available for a consultation. Please contact (713) 465-1211 or visit CCRM Fertility Houston is located at 929 Gessner Rd, Suite 2300 in Houston, TX, 77024.

About CCRM Fertility
Founded by Dr. William Schoolcraft in 1987, CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine) Fertility is the nation’s leader in fertility care and research. CCRM Fertility specializes in the most advanced fertility treatments, with deep expertise in in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility assessment, fertility preservation, genetic testing, third party reproduction and egg donation. Unlike many other fertility clinics that outsource their specialists and testing needs, CCRM Fertility leverages its own data, as well as a dedicated team of in-house reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists and geneticists in order to deliver industry-leading outcomes. CCRM Fertility operates 11 fertility centers (including 27 offices) throughout North America, serving prospective parents in major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York, Northern Virginia, Minneapolis, Orange County, San Francisco Bay Area, and Toronto. For more information, visit



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