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June 5, 2020

When insurers cover infertility treatments, fewer women die

Joelle AbramowitzAccording to research by Joelle Abramowitz, when states require that insurers provide coverage of infertility treatments, 20% fewer mothers die during pregnancy, childbirth or shortly after birth. Abramowitz says having a fuller understanding of the effect of mandates such as this one is important because it can inform future policy decisions—as well as having a more complete picture of women’s health: “We should care about the health of women undergoing these treatments, and the outcomes for them, but instead we’re focused on their fertility and the outcomes for their children.”

Full story at Michigan News

Original research at Fertility & Sterility Dialog: Infertility insurance mandates and maternal mortality