Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingTrying to Conceive · 4 weeks ago

Are you able to start fertility treatments at 18 years old in the state of North Carolina?

5 Answers

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Why would you need to, at 18? You are probably not long into a full sexual relationship and you have many years of natural fertility ahead of you, unless you try for a year or more unsuccessfully and there seems to be a problem.

    Your doctor will tell you what is available in North Carolina. 

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That's awfully early to start them. Both you and your partner would have had to go through all the medical checks for it to even be considered. The treatments themselves are very expensive.  If you don't have good medical insurance, it would be prohibitive. Having a child so young should be considered very, very carefully.

  • 4 weeks ago

    There probably aren't any laws against it, but some doctors may refuse to do so if you are a teenager, unmarried, without insurance or income, and don't have a very legitimate reason to do so.

    Generally, a woman must have a diagnosis of infertility and or have tried conceiving for at least a year before a doctor will recommend injections or IVF.  You won't get insurance to pay for any of it if you don't have proof of the need and you aren't likely to have that at just 18.

    Feel free to call a around to fertility clinics and specialists to see what they say.  

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Ask your OB GYN   

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  • LizB
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you're seeing a fertility specialist and they have determined that you/your partner will not be able to become pregnant without medical intervention, then I don't see why not.

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