Some exciting news for our military heroes. The Department of Defense recently announced that the Pentagon will start covering fertility preservation for military personnel as part of a two year pilot program. The new benefit will be available to any service member who requests it, including those anticipating deployment. This program will also examine ways to broaden the current policy that provides IVF benefits to active-duty service members at a reduced cost.
What is fertility preservation?
Fertility preservation is a therapy in which either a woman’s eggs or a man’s sperm are collected, frozen, and then stored for use at a later date.