- A person with the maximum fertility of a vagina is when she is in her twenties, although this does not mean, of course, that she can not become pregnant later.
- Weight and lifestyle can affect fertility, but age is a more proven factor.
- Male fertility changes more slowly than female fertility.
If you are planning to start a family or just want to educate yourself about reproductive health, INSIDER has unpacked how female (and male) fertility changes over time.
To find out how, we talked to Eric Forman, MD, HCLD, medical and laboratory director of the University of Columbia Fertility Center. In addition, we consulted information from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a non-profit professional medical organization.
Here is what you need to know about the ways in which your fertility fluctuates over the years.