Learn a new definition of fertility


Legislators in some states are currently trying to change the meaning of fertility to be more all-encompassing and, ultimately, factor in same sex couples. In addition, the Biden administration is weighing a requirement that health plans cover fertility treatments regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

This issue is of major importance because of the current insurance company mandated definition of infertility.

“To qualify for fertility benefits, you have to have had a year of unprotected sex [without conceiving], but, if you’re a gay couple, how can you do that?” Schuman said. “That’s been a big problem because many of the families I see don’t have insurance that will cover treatment. If the push to change the infertility definition moves forward, this will be a huge advance for LGBTQ couples.”