My fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant, and she washes her hands a lot. Please help.

Q. My fiance is very afraid about pregnancy and has the habit of washing her hands often. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Vandana Patidar
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 01, 2019

Hello doctor,

My fiance is so obsessed with getting pregnant, she is 17 years old, and she does not want me to touch her in any way. She does not want to touch herself, and she washes her hands a lot. She is scared of everything like she thinks she can get pregnant somehow. Pleases help.



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Maybe your fiance is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. There is an obsessive fear of getting pregnant, which is arising out of this illness. Repeated handwashing is also a type of compulsive act results from obsession. It would be in her best interest if you can contact a local psychiatrist get her evaluated to confirm the diagnosis and start the treatment. Any delay in diagnosing and starting the medication would make an illness resistant. If you have any other questions and queries, you can always contact me.

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