Re: Am I Infertile ? ):
ok, first let me start out by saying that at age 17, having a baby should be the last thing on your mind right now!...that said, there is no reason to think that you are infertile just because you have not gotten pregnant yet...I'd say you are just lucky that it has not happened!...there are ways to tell if you are ovulating regularly though, and most times if periods are regular, that is a pretty good indication that you are...infertility is sometimes difficult to determine based on regular cycles, because there could be Endometriosis, Fibroids, cysts on the ovaries, and a host of other things that come into play!...
It is very important that you see a Gynecologist for an exam and a pap smear as soon as you can, since you have been sexually active...certain "silent infections" can occur and cause women to become infertile if not treated ( they can cause scar tissue on the ovaries, tubes, and uterus )...the doctor will not be able to tell you for sure if you have any fertility issues based on examination alone...this requires a lot of expensive and time consuming tests, but the best thing to do is to assume that you ARE fertile and can get pregnant, because you need to protect yourself until you are ready for a baby!...I am a nurse and I have worked in an OB/GYN office, and I have seen so many teens that have come in pregnant because they thought they could not get that way!!...be careful and please see a Gynecologist as soon as you can!...if you don't have insurance, there are clinics operated by the county you live in that can help you with free or low cost exams, so just look it up and give them a call!...I hope this helps and please take care!