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Fertility Scorecard Ranks States For Fertility Friendliness

A fertility scorecard has been released by The National Infertility Association to rank how easy it is for citizens of each state to gain access to fertility resources and treatments.

Fertility Scorecard Ranks States For Fertility Friendliness

Fertility Scorecard Ranks States For Fertility FriendlinessIt is National Infertility Week and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association has ranked the states on a fertility scorecard based on the amount of RESOLVE support groups, fertility clinics available, and the overall insurance situation in each state.  Insurance was evaluated on whether or not it would cover treatments and office visits for those that are infertile and seeking guidance.

The point of the scorecard is to point out discrepancies between states and show people in less friendly states that better benefits are out there.  This will hopefully motivate people to increase fertility awareness and lobby for a better coverage plan for fertility in their state.  The scorecard is not meant as a way to call out states, but as a way to show people which states still need to improve their care and access.  States were also highlighted that had programs that need action.  Some may be facing new state laws or insurance changes that will have negative impacts and that needs to be carefully monitored and actions taken to keep things from changing.

So what were the results?  Most states received a B or C grade.  The only states to receive A grades were Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The states that received failing grades were Alaska, Wyoming and New Hampshire.

The main goal of National Infertility Week and the fertility scorecard are to raise awareness and start conversations between all parties involved in in the process to increase the accessibility to fertility resources.  This is only possible through education and awareness of the issues that are present and where they are present.

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 Fertility Scorecard Ranks States For Fertility Friendliness

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