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Have you ever seen "Infertility" as one in the list to check as one of the diseases?

Asked by flo (11201points) June 22nd, 2017

Anywhere in the world, on hospital forms, on insurance forms etc. And if you saw that, would it or would it not say to you the infertile women are inadequate, that they are less than the ones who are fertile.

And what if you were penalized for not “disclosing” it if you didn’t check it because you don’t believe it to be a disease?

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Patty_Melt's avatar

Those questions are to determine what treatments the patient may need. Infertility does not play a role in the diagnosis or treatment of illness.
Considering the out of control population of our planet, infertility just might be a gift from nature, to keep us from starving future generations.

flo's avatar

Of couse it wouldn’t be on the list of diseases.

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flo's avatar

@Patty_Melt Correct re. “infertility just might be a gift from nature…” It just depends. And If there is underpopulation somewhere, it could be worked out, without calling infertility a disease.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It’s not a disease! That’s what every one is trying to tell you! It doesn’t matter what the circumstances are, Infertility IS NOT A DISEASE.

Kardamom's avatar

Infertility is a condition. It can be caused by many different things, including some diseases.

It might be described on a medical questionaire as a condition or a disease, simply because the doctor needs to know how your body is, in all it’s glory, so they know how to treat you.

I wouldn’t feel “inferior” if I needed to mark that box on a medical questionaire.

I guess some of is are still un-clear on what you are really wanting to know.

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