Acknowledge Infertility as a Disease, Not a Choice.
No one expects to receive a diagnosis of infertility, or in even more crippling times, unexplained infertility, but they do. Then we reach out to the insurance companies WE pay to help us, not expecting to be turned away, and we are. Infertility is a disease that men and women do not choose, nor do we welcome the depression, shame, and anxiety that accompany it.
The right to petition your government is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Throughout our history, Americans have used petitions to organize around issues they care about from ending slavery, to guaranteeing women's right to vote, to the civil rights movement.
Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system. One third (30%) of infertility can be attributed to male factors, and about one third (30%) can be attributed to female factors. In about 20% of cases infertility is unexplained, and the remaining 10% of infertility is caused by a combination of problems in both partners.
Take Action- Make Your Voice Heard!
Contact your representatives and senators and urge them to support coverage of infertility treatment.