Brigid Martz Smith

Yesterday, the Huffington Post published an article outlining states that are 'Fertility-Friendly'.  The article, 'State-By-State 'Fertility Friendliness' Ranking Show Wide Range' was written by Resolve: The National Infertility Association in partnership with EMD Serono Inc., a biotech drug company that makes fertility treatments.  While many states  claim to have mandated insurance coverage for infertility, oftentimes the mandate only covers diagnosis and excludes in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other treatments.  With the cost of treatments such as IVF averaging over $12,000 for one cycle, mandates that exclude coverage to this level leave such treatments out of reach for many women.  Review this article and research the insurance mandates for your state.  The Oncofertility Consortium supports initiatives to increase access to fertility treatment for patients.

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