Shady Grove Fertility Commends Congressional Approval Allowing Paid…


Gilbert Mottla, M.D.

Although medicine and surgery can’t restore them to their former selves, reproductive medical technology can, through IVF, enable wounded veterans to start and complete their families.

For over 2 decades, a ban on advanced reproductive technology like in vitro fertilization (IVF) at the Veterans Administration (VA) meant that for approximately 1,800 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who have suffered injuries to their reproductive system, this critical care has not covered, forcing these brave soldiers to pay for this expensive treatment out of pocket or forego the chance to have a family of their own.

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