For Pride month, we’re rolling out four episodes that cover family building for the LGBTQ+ community. The fourth and final episode in the Pride month series addresses two of the most significant barriers to accessing fertility treatment: exclusivity and affordability.
A study by the Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey reported that almost 58% of people are forced to forego fertility treatment due to the anticipated financial burden. And for those who go forward with treatment, the high price tag forces many individuals, couples, and families to spend thousands of out-of-pocket dollars. In some cases, patients go to extreme lengths to afford treatment, such as refinancing their homes, selling their belongings, or even switching careers for better benefits. Even if their employer provides coverage, a number of plans will exclude same-sex couples with unrealistic diagnostic requirements.
But what if your employer covered your treatment and made it accessible to everyone? In this episode, we hear from couple Lindsey and Chrissy Callahan who were eager to start a family when they learned their employer-sponsored Progyny benefit would make their dream of having a child a reality.
Guests: Lindsey & Chrissy Callahan, Progyny members
Host: Manuela Henderson, Patient Care Advocate at Progyny
For more information, visit Progyny’s Podcast page and Progyny’s Education page for LGBTQ+ family building options.
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