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i am 16 can i go to the OB/GYN by myself?

By Anonymous March 22, 2015 - 12:08am
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well i am 16 about to be 17 in a few months i have 2 years with my boyfriend and i am sexually active. things is we never use protection and the thing that has me worried is that i never have gotten pregnant. not saying i want too but in the future i surely do but this is something i can't speak to my mother about because she basically planned out when i can lose my virginity and it would just destroy her if she found out. i wanna go to the obgyn to see if theres even a possibility at all if i can have babies because i have an aunt that can't have babes maybe out of all my cousins I'm the one that can't have just like her. what should i do or is this normal?

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

Infertility refers to a person who is sexually active (without protection) for more than a year, without pregnancy.  From what you have described, you may fit into that category.  HOWEVER, the body changes a great deal through adolescence years.  When you are ready to have a baby, your reproductive system will be much more mature than at present.  

Since you are under 18, you will most likely need a parent or guardian to sign for you.  However, any testing you have now will not necessarily be relevant by the time you are actually ready to have a baby.

So, I suggest that you wait it out.  For now, simply allow your body to mature.


March 22, 2015 - 12:57am
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