Wednesday, May 8, 2013
What is Advocacy Day all about?
Men and women impacted by infertility are gathering together in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about infertility issues and offer support for families impacted by infertility.
While, I am not in Washington, D.C., when I heard about this event, I thought I would take part by spreading the word.
Infertility refers to the inability to contribute to conception. Both males and females can struggles with infertility for a variety of reasons. Infertility can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining for individuals and families...this event is just one way to offer them support and empowerment.
Resolve's Advocacy Day is focusing on two issues that I encourage you to learn more about.
- Infertility Tax Credit: A bill to offer a tax credit for the costs of IVF and fertility preservation for cancer and other diseases was introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The credit is called the "Family Act" and will help thousands of people seek medical treatment that otherwise would not have the resources to do so. Read more here about the Family Act.
- Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act: Senator Patty Murray introduced the Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvement Act S 131. "This bill will provide access to fertility treatment for seriously injured veterans and their spouses, adoption assistance, permanent authority for VA to provide child care, and other elements. Read more here about the Women's Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act."