(June 21, 2017, McLean, VA) RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association applauds Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy for signing a bill into a law that will ensure fertility preservation insurance coverage for those facing chemotherapy or some other medically necessary treatment that threatens their ability to have children.
“RESOLVE applauds Governor Malloy and the Connecticut legislature for addressing this gap in insurance coverage. Connecticut is the first state to pass this type of law, and we encourage other states to follow suit,” said Barbara Collura, President/CEO, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “Patients should not have to choose between effective medical treatment and a future chance at parenthood. This law gives people with diseases like cancer access to fertility preservation and the hope of becoming parents. We applaud Connecticut for standing up for family building!”
Approximately 9% of cancer patients are diagnosed while in their reproductive years, the majority of which are at risk of future infertility from their cancer treatment. Most insurance plans do not cover fertility preservation medical treatments to preserve sperm and eggs prior to cancer treatments.
About RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association: Established in 1974, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term. RESOLVE addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution and giving voice to their demands for access to all family building options. For more information, visit www.RESOLVE.org.