Infertility treatment's hidden costs
“Looking to the future, since I only froze one embryo and my ovary reserve is diminishing, we are hoping to go through another infertility treatment cycle. Although, once again, the medications are once again being denied.
Infertility is just like any other mental or physical health condition and should be fully covered, including pharmaceutical, medical, and surgical treatment. As data suggests, 1 in 4 female physicians will experience infertility, which is twice the general population’s rate, which is 1 in 8 women. The reasons for the increase in infertility include significant stress levels during the education and profession, deferred family planning, and long hours of medical careers. Like myself, Black and Latinx women have higher risks of experiencing infertility, not explained by biological differences but by social inequalities and disparities in health.”
Stephanie E. Moss is a medical student.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The hidden costs of fully covered infertility treatment.”
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