Infertility: Setting Limits on Testing
Looking for a cause of infertility can be a brief process or can become a financially, emotionally, and physically demanding succession of tests and procedures. Before you start infertility testing, take some time together to talk about how far each of you is willing to go.
- How you feel about having invasive testing if initial sperm and blood tests find no infertility cause.
- What types of treatment you each might be willing to have.
- How much money you have to spend on testing; treatment; and pregnancy, labor, and delivery care.
- Whether you have alternate plans for parenting, such as adoption, and the time and financial resources needed to carry out your plans.
Ideally, your doctor will help you stop and assess your plan and options at each step of the way. If you feel that you are being pushed to make decisions without enough information or support from your doctor, consider finding another one.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||December 7, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
© 1995-, Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
This information is for educational purposes only and is unrelated to health plan benefits or coverage. Services addressed may not be covered under your health plan. If you have questions about your coverage, please refer to your benefit plan document or call the number on the back of your health plan membership ID card.