Several fertility experts said they had never heard of a young woman being turned away from IVF or denied coverage because of their age, as is reportedly the case with a 24-year-old woman in the U. who says she was denied coverage for it until she turns 30. That could include taking time to work on weight loss if they think obesity is hampering ovulation, he said, or spreading each treatment out a little longer.
But they do say they are likely to be more conservative with younger patients. Occasionally, however, a woman’s young age can work against her.
Yet some young women do take the more expensive option.
According to the Society For Assisted Reproductive Technology, women under 35 underwent nearly 40,000 cycles of IVF using fresh embryos from non-donors in 2010, up slightly from years past.
Isolation was a real problem for Tullo, who said she lost touch with many of her friends who just couldn't connect to her experience.
But their treatment options are largely the same as those available to women who are no longer in their 20s.
Perhaps if I do this I and others who are in my position will stop enduring these comments that hurt more than a progesterone shot in the rear. "You must have some psychological block that is preventing you from getting pregnant." I am guessing that means Jamie and Britney Spears are totally free and clear of psychological issues. If I didn't believe, I wouldn't have shelled out 0,000 in my attempt to conceive, and I certainly wouldn't have endured that kind of pain and suffering. "If you would just quit trying you would get pregnant," or, "If you would adopt you would get pregnant." No, this myth is just that: a myth.
For those of you who have endured any or all of these statements you might want to print this and pass it out to all your family and friends to stop them from further inappropriateness. According to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, "Studies reveal that the rate for achieving pregnancy after adopting is the same as for those who do not adopt" -- and the percentage of people who get pregnant after failed infertility treatment is even smaller.
Which can make it all the more shocking for women who cannot.
“I never thought our 20s would be so consumed and obsessed with dealing with these treatments," said Mary Roberts, now 27, who has been trying to have a baby for almost four years. I just know that infertility is a symptom." There are many diagnoses offered to women like Roberts to explain their infertility: diminished ovarian reserve; ovulatory dysfunction; pelvic inflammatory disease; endometriosis (when the tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman's uterus grows outside of it and can prevent an egg and sperm from uniting).
"No one says their vows -- ‘through sickness and health’ -- and thinks that right after you say them you’ll test that." Roberts is now in the very early stages of her second round of in vitro fertilization. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of female infertility, resulting from a hormone imbalance that can disrupt normal ovulation.