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One in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age has trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. The National Infertility Association addresses this public health issue by providing community to these women and men, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution.
The National Infertility Association web site RESOLVE.org provides free support programs in communities nationwide, leads efforts to increase public education and reduce the stigma around infertility and promises to protect legal access to all family building options.

New Jersey is one of 15 states that has an infertility insurance mandate in place, which requires insurance plans to offer or to provide coverage for fertility treatment costs or IVF costs. The requires insurers to cover the costs of the following:

fertility tests and diagnostics
fertility medications
fertility surgery
in vitro fertilization (IVF)
embryo transfer
artificial insemination
gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)
zygote intra fallopian transfer (ZIFT)
intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
four completed egg retrievals per lifetime of the covered person.

Assisted reproduction procedures like IVF, GIFT, and ZIFT may only be covered if the following conditions are met:

The person has used all reasonable, less expensive, and medically appropriate fertility treatments and still has been unable to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term
The person has not reached the maximum of four completed egg retrievals
The patient is under the age of 45
The fertility treatment are performed at fertility clinics or medical centers that conform to the guidelines put in place by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine or the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Religious organizations are exempt from the requirement to provide coverage for IVF, embryo transfer, artificial insemination, ZIFT, and ICSI if those fertility treatments go against their religious tenets.

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