Thursday, August 31, 2006

Fearful of Waiting Too Long,Goal-Oriented Gen Y-ers Push For Infertility Treatments

July 13, 2006

After trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, Meredith Whetzel did what many women these days do -- she sought fertility treatment, having doctors run tests to check her hormone levels and ovary function and taking Clomid, an ovulation-enhancing drug.

Ms. Whetzel is hardly the typical woman worried about her ticking biological clock, though. She is 22 years old and had been trying to conceive for just four months.

"Even though I am young, it still seemed like time was going by so fast," says Ms. Whetzel, who runs an Internet business out of her home in Longview, Texas.
"I don't want to be 35 and wondering if I can get pregnant."

For decades, fertility treatments have been primarily aimed at women in their late 30s and 40s, many of whom spent years trying to conceive before seeking medical help. But experts say women such as Ms. Whetzel -- who is now eight weeks pregnant -- increasingly represent a new face of infertility patients: young and college-educated, impatient and acutely aware that their optimum time to conceive is while they're still in their 20s.

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