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Fertility Treatment for Lesbian Couples

From left: Marianne Krupa, and Erin Krupa, pictured at their home on Aug. 4, 2016, in Montclair, New Jersey. The married couple and two others filed a case in New Jersey, earlier this week, and are suing the state insurance commissioner, for a state law that requires insurance companies to provide fertility treatment to infertile women; however, in order to be labeled infertile, the woman must prove she had unprotected sex with a male for 1-2 years, depending on her age. A lesbian woman does not fit this requirement and insurance is not required to cover their in vitro fertilization, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

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From left: Marianne Krupa, and Erin Krupa, pictured at their home on Aug. 4, 2016, in Montclair, New Jersey. The married couple and two others filed a case in New Jersey, earlier this week, and are suing the state insurance commissioner, for a state law that requires insurance companies to provide fertility treatment to infertile women; however, in order to be labeled infertile, the woman must prove she had unprotected sex with a male for 1-2 years, depending on her age. A lesbian woman does not fit this requirement and insurance is not required to cover their in vitro fertilization, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars.