State Legislation

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). To date, none of these measures have become law.

In 2017, nine states had fertility preservation bills introduced; some have already failed, and some are still pending. The AFP has been working in collaboration with local cancer groups, interested professionals, nonprofits, and patients in several of these states.

California

Connecticut

Maryland

New York

Rhode Island