Over the past decade, a few states have introduced bills that would force insurers to cover fertility preservation procedures for cancer patients and/or others who are facing potential infertility as result of medical treatment (iatrogenic infertility). In 2017, nine states had fertility preservation bills introduced, and two states – Connecticut and Rhode Island – passed those measures into law.
We are thrilled to see this historic change, but much work remains to be done. The AFP has been working in collaboration with local cancer groups, interested professionals, nonprofits, and patients in many of these states. If you are interested in getting involved in our efforts, please reach out at: firstname.lastname@example.org.