Shady Grove Fertility heeds the call from America’s wounded veterans who have been without covered benefits for fertility treatment
Since the early 1990s, wounded veterans have not been eligible for fertility benefits, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). While Shady Grove Fertility has always provided special programs for veterans, a new initiative led by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)—the two primary governing bodies of reproductive medicine—will provide even more treatment options for those in need.
In an interview with Military Times, SART President Bradley Van Voorhis, M.D. said, “While we wait for Congress to act, our member clinics have chosen to try to improve the situation.” As the bill to reverse the treatment coverage ban continues to languish in Congress, ASRM, SART, and Shady Grove Fertility chose to move forward by creating the “Service to Veterans” program. Through the new program, more than 100 fertility centers all over the country have committed to adjust their rates for approximately 3,000 veterans whose wounds affect their spinal cords or reproductive systems.
Shady Grove Fertility Enthusiastically Supports New IVF Treatment Discount Program
In full support of the country’s veterans, Shady Grove Fertility—whose headquarters is located just outside Washington, D.C., with several offices in areas with strong military populations—has enacted the ASRM and SART initiative immediately offering this IVF treatment discount.
“These 3,000 service members have the best chance to build their families now, while they are still relatively young,” says Shady Grove Fertility reproductive endocrinologist Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D. “These men and women are our best and brightest. It is our honor to help them on their journey to parenthood,” Mottla adds.
Shady Grove Fertility Continues IVF Treatment Discount for Veterans with Military Discount Program
Shady Grove Fertility has always made affordable care for veterans a priority. SGF offers a Military Discount Program that gives all active duty and reservist men and women a 25 percent discount on a range of services including semen analysis, ultrasounds, and injection classes. Patients can also use the Military Discount Program for an array of treatments, from low-tech basic options like intrauterine insemination (IUI) to more advanced procedures such as IVF. Building on this foundation of support for veterans and their families, Shady Grove Fertility says they are fully committed to supporting a 50 percent discount for wounded veterans through the Service to Veterans Program.