When she started her first attending physician job in 2020, Jessica Ryniec, M.D., an OB-GYN and reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist at CCRM Fertility in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, decided to take to social media to share what she knew about fertility with anyone who might be interested.

As it turned out, lots of people were interested in what an actual fertility expert had to say about fertility issues.

Less than two years later, Ryniec has amassed more than 35,000 followers on TikTok and 5,300 on Instagram who come for her witty, approachable bites of science-backed information. Not only does she offer support and explanation, but she also dispels myths and misinformation—of which there are plenty.

She's not the only one. Doctor influencers are abundant on social media, spreading the good word on topics such as COVID-19, vaginal health, sex education and fertility.

Educating people on the basics of reproduction

From our teens to our 20s, many of us actively try to avoid getting pregnant by any means necessary