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New infertility definition a “game-changer” for hopeful LGBTQ+ parents

Published by Axios. Read the full article.

A new, more expansive definition of “infertility” could lead to more help for hopeful LGBTQ+ or single parents.

Why it matters: The decision by an influential organization of reproductive health providers to redefine the condition could lead to broader insurance coverage of fertility services like egg freezing and in vitro fertilization for all people who need help starting families — not just those in heterosexual couples.

Context: Infertility was previously defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as when a man and woman can’t get pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse or intrauterine inseminationFor women 35 and older, the time period is six months.

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