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Can Intersex People Get Pregnant
Intersex is when a person is born with sexual anatomy that does not fit the typical definitions of female or male. For example, a person may be born appearing to be female on the outside but having male anatomy on the inside. A person may also be born with genitals that seem to be in-between the usual male and female types, or may be born with mosaic chromosomes so that some cells are XX ...Read more
Yes: Women who have hep c can get pregnant if they are aware that they can give hep c to the baby. Sucessful treatment with medications to eliminate hep c removes this risk. However, the medications for hep c cause severe fetal harm; women must not get pregnant while on rx and for 6 months after rx is completed. Women must discuss this with primary, ob, or infectious disease doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most are not healthy: Healthy is a word defined by the person reporting on health. As a long time reproductive md, the vast majority of those who think they are healthy actually are not. People pursuing low fat, low calorie, or vegetarian diets and who exercise (aerobic) frequently actually are hurting their chances for pregnancy. Western health is in desperate shape and starving africans may be healthier overall. ...Read more
Many reasons ...: The most common reasons are: low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), problems with ovulation including polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), hormonal problems like thyroid or prolactin issues, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids or polyps inside the uterus, and sperm problems. If you're ttc without success for 6-12 months see a rei specialist to get checked out. ...Read more
Not scientific: That is not a scientific fact, nor a true myth. In your experience you may see this, but it does not hold true when one begins to define 'emotional' or look at different sub cultures. In California or in America women are socialized to express their emotions in ways different than men are socialized to express their emotions. Your question is unanswerable. ...Read more
Almost never: Neither dry humping, nor fingering can lead to pregnancy. The only plausible situation would be if the man had some sperm on his finger and put his wet finger into the woman's vagina. Again, this is highly unlikely to cause pregnancy, but theoretically possible. When a couple dry humps, sperm is not inserted into the vagina, thus no pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr.Is it true that ladies who get pregnant by self/home insemination will get birth defects/menatally/physicaly retarded babies?
Cruelty: Because most people have the capacity to be cruel. ...Read more
BV germs=own body: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) results from an overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in the vagina. Taking antibiotics or 'douching' can cause overgrowth of 'bad' bacteria (anaerobes) which take over the 'good' bacteria (lactobacilli). If anaerobic bacteria become too numerous, they upset the natural balance of microorganisms & BV results. The treatment is targeted antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: If there is a open vagina that leads to a viable cervix and uterus, as well as fallopian tubes and ovaries connected to that pathway, absolutely yes. Often in these cases when they are identified as infants, one set of genitalia are removed at the urging of the md and consent of the parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do fertility doctors ever tell couples they can not get pregnant because they have a immunological problem?
Rare: Possibly, and immune conditions can play a role; but it would be truly unusual that an immunological problem was 100% the reason a couple can't conceive. ...Read more
Because of their : Biological sex, as it is expected, a transgendered female can become pregnant, if her hormones are adequate for that. It is not known that transgendered males can ever get pregnant, even when taking female hormones which will change their secondary sexual attributes, but not their capacity to get pregnant and procreate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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