I often wonder, how many young women are comfortable answering the following questions:

– How many eggs is a woman born with?

– How many eggs do women have at the onset of puberty? And ten years later? And thirty years later?

– What does an egg cell look like? How can you make the most out of your eggs? What makes eggs and sperm different?

– How does it feel to not be able to get pregnant? For women who realize they are too late to start a family, how do devastation and regret impact their relationships and careers? How much do fertility treatments cost and how do couples pay for them? Is life after infertility ever the same?

When I was a young girl, there happened to be several education reforms my school had to take part in. So, before I graduated from highschool I had to learn about things like: computer programming in Basic and Pascal, the „universal language“ Esperanto (this was before English took over), and even the basics of producing electronic gadgets. With this, I also received a solid education in Marxism (after the fall of communism, this was substituted by ethics).

I was taught everything, but no one in the school ever told me anything about relationships and men. My parents were equally non-helpful in explaining to me just about anything related to human sexuality. And since I was busy learning and getting the best grades in school, I had no time to explore and find it out myself. Please continue reading here: What I would tell my daughter when she gets her first period?