Infertility Advocacy

Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Barbara Collura, President/CEO of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association; and Sean Tipton, Chief Advocacy and Policy Officer at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, about infertility advocacy.

Hit the Highlights
  • What is infertility advocacy?
  • What are the biggest legislative threats to infertility treatment?
  • What do we mean by personhood legislation?
  • What states have personhood legislation on the horizon that may impact the ready availability of fertility treatment?
  • What do you think of personhood legislation with carve outs to protect infertility treatments?
  • What states are involved?
  • What are the legislative threats to 3rd party reproduction: donor egg and gestational surrogacy?
  • How would these threats affect infertility treatment?
  • What is wrong with legislation that controls the cost of egg donation and surrogacy?
  • What specific states are in danger?
  • What do you see on the horizon as far as state or federal legislation that will limit infertility treatment?
  • What can people do to advocate for fertility treatment options?
  • Advocating within your company to get health insurance coverage for infertility treatment.
  • How can you advocate for your needs when dealing with friends and family?
  • How can you advocate for yourself in fertility treatment with your infertility doctor?

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