The Biden-Harris Administration Must Treat Fertility Treatment as a Matter of Reproductive Choice

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President Biden and Vice President Harris have a rare opportunity to unite the newly Democratic House and Senate to expand health care access, including revisiting the ACA and Medicaid. Here’s what that might mean for people affected by infertility in the U.S.— the “would-be” mothers.

The March for Science in Portland, Maine, in April 2017. (Paul VanDerWerf / Flickr)

This article is about health care access, infertility, President Biden, and the big business of fertility preservation and IVF in the United States.

But first, a disclaimer:

In December 2018, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It took a month of testing, prodding and scanning to confirm, but a biopsy finally revealed that stealthy stalker—cancer. I was 24 and in my first semester of graduate school.

Days later, I met my oncologists. I nodded robotically as we discussed treatment,…

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