4️⃣ Third-party insurance, private loans, and better information could make this treatment more accessible.

Some groups are trying to make fertility care more affordable by simply by providing information, to help prospective parents pick the procedure with the highest odds of success for them—potentially sparing them the cost of failed attempts. Increasingly, some employers are providing their staff with fertility coverage and guiding them through the process. And for those going it alone, there are private companies that provide fertility loans or bundle packages with a money-back guarantee.

5️⃣ But most people who need fertility care still can’t afford it.

Most people who get fertility care are wealthy, or have the means of attaining wealth to make sure they get the care they need. Although fertility care has made it possible for some in the LGBTQ+ population to have children, the trans community in particular has been left out of the conversation. Even the most well-intentioned clinics are not up to date on the most recent research regarding trans fertility care, nor on best practices for serving this population.

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