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7.13 - 7.14 Fallopian tubes and ovaries

7.13 AMA5 Table 7-11 (p 167) should be replaced with Table 7.5, below, when assessing permanent impairment due to fallopian tube and ovarian disease. This table includes rating for infertility and equates impairment with male infertility (see Table 7.4, above). Infertility in either sex must be considered to be of equal impact, age for age.

7.14 Female infertility: A woman in the childbearing age is infertile when she is unable to conceive naturally. This may be due to anovulation, tubal blockage, cervical or vaginal blocking or an impairment of the uterus.

Table 7.5: Criteria for rating permanent impairment due to fallopian tube and ovarian disease
Class 1
0-15% impairment of the whole person
Class 2
16-25% impairment of the whole person
Class 3
26-35% impairment of the whole person

Fallopian tube or ovarian disease or deformity symptoms and signs do not require continuous treatment

or

only one functioning fallopian tube or ovary in the premenopausal period

or

bilateral fallopian tube or ovarian functional loss in the postmenopausal period

Fallopian tube or ovarian disease or deformity symptoms and signs require continuous treatment, but tubal patency persists and ovulation is possible

Fallopian tube or ovarian disease deformity symptoms and signs

and

total tubal patency loss or failure to produce ova in the premenopausal period

or

bilateral fallopian tube or bilateral ovarian loss in the premenopausal period; infertility