Essay on Women 's Needs And Treatment Options
Infertility is a huge issue in women’s health and with proper diagnosis and treatment, positive outcomes can occur with diminished complications. Infertility is defined as a couple’s inability to conceive after 12 months of regular intercourse without use of contraceptives in woman less than 35 years of age (Fertility and Sterility, 2008). There are 2 types of infertility primary where no pregnancy has occurred or secondary where there has been a pregnancy (Fertility and Sterility, 2008). The patient’s general health status as well as their past medical history plays an important role in the chosen course of treatment.
The purpose of this paper is to examine a couple who has underlying issues causing infertility. By reviewing the couple’s subjective and objective data, determination of a possible diagnosis, I can then formulate options in a treatment plan.
Caroline is a 32 year old female that presents with her husband Danny, age 35, to the clinic today with concerns of possible infertility. Caroline states that she’s been on oral contraceptives since she was 18 years old and stopped taking them 9 months ago. The couple states that they have not been using any contraceptives at all since she stopped her oral birth control and present today because they feel that something may be wrong as she has not gotten pregnant.
Caroline states she has no past medical problems or health…