Military Infertility Program
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Many military men and women use fertility treatments in different ways. CRH&G offers 15% off all services not covered by your insurance. Here are a few reasons why military professionals are seeking reproductive assistance or preservation.
- Deployment: Time apart due to relocations and deployment can interrupt the process of creating a baby
- Stress: Stress from the military life can affect fertility
- Wounded: A few thousand veterans have become infertile due to combat injuries
- Cancer: Oncology patients wanting to preserve prior to cancer treatments
According to a study of Veterans who served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), or elsewhere during the same time period, 15.8% of women and 13.8% of men reported that they had experienced infertility. Infertility is defined as trying with a partner to get pregnant for more than 12 months. Infertility among the general population in the U.S. ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on the definition used. Infertility can be defined in many different ways, so it is difficult to make direct comparisons between the Veteran population and the non-Veteran population. The causes of infertility were similar between the Veterans participating in the study and that of couples in the U.S. undergoing fertility treatment. Causes included problems with ovulation or issues with sperm or testes.