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‘Still a lot of hurdles’: For LGBTQ+ couples, the path to in vitro fertilization is harder

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Shortly after getting married in 2016, Jordan and Carmella Graham were ready to have kids. The only problem for the same-sex couple: the cost.

To get pregnant, they would need to go through in vitro fertilization (IVF). And a single IVF cycle – a period of about three weeks in which eggs are collected from an ovary, fertilized by sperm in a lab and then transferred to a uterus – can cost upwards of $20,000, including medication. 

Even though Carmella’s job in the military offered insurance coverage for some of the necessary medications, most of the procedure would need to be paid out of pocket.

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