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Doctor insights on: Support Groups For Women Who Cannot Have Children

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Like in the movies what can cause damage it to the point where the woman cannot have children?

Like in the movies what can cause damage it to the point where the woman cannot have children?

Many things: Though typically in the movies it is something dramatic, generally in real life infertility is from pelvic inflammatory disease or other infections, or due to ovarian failure for some other reason. Likewise, infertility can be on the male side, with troubles with viable sperm for a variety of reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Support Groups (Definition)

For information, resources, and support on specific diseases and conditions, see the links below. Additional local and national support groups can be found on the web, through local libraries, your health care provider, and the yellow pages ...Read more


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How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

How long does it take for chlamydia to damage the reproductive system to the point where the woman cannot have children in the future?

Hard to say: It may begin to do so with the first infection in the first days or it may never cause any reproductive issues.Those who go undetected and untreated for the longest have the highest risk as do those who have repeated episodes. ...Read more

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Should couples tell people that they cannot have children?

Should couples tell people that they cannot have children?

Personal: The decision lies with the couple. Fertility status is part of an individual and couple's personal health information. It is no one's business but the man and woman who are trying to conceive. It is not shameful, but an occurrence which is being seen more and more often particularly in western / industrialized societies. ...Read more

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Does being molested automatically mean you cannot have children?

Does being molested automatically mean you cannot have children?

No, not at all: Sadly, many people are molested every day in the world, especially in other countries where there is even more stigma attached to being a victim, and where the rights of the individual are much less valued. However, being molested has almost no effect on one's physical ability to have children. Women still ovulate and get pregnant the usual way, and men still produce sperm & semen. ...Read more

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Is it true that men with panhypopituitarism cannot have children?

Is it true that men with panhypopituitarism cannot have children?

Not true: They can have children. Steps to take 1. What is the cause of panhypopituitarism? Is it genetic 2. Are there sperm in ejaculate (detected by semen analysis) 3. If few sperm are found consideration is given to freeze them 4. If no sperm then consideration for treatment with injectable medications to increase sperm production. 5. Sperm are used for ivf and icsi. ...Read more

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I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?

I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?

Not really: Please go to your gynea and you will get a specific reliable answer. It is not true that once you have cervicitis, you are sterile ...Read more

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Can you become infertile no matter how long you have had chlamydia? I'm sending off a test and i'm worried incase I have this and can't have children.

Can you become infertile no matter how long you have had chlamydia? I'm sending off a test and i'm worried incase I have this and can't have children.

Yes: Chlamydia can cause infertility and unfortunately can be present for long periods of time without symptoms. A study we once did showed that 28% of women under age 25 had chlamydia and were unaware. The chance of infertility with chlamydia infection is approximately 30%. On the other hand, the chance that you are ok is 70%. ...Read more