P. Hershberger, E. Stevenson
Jul 1, 2014
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN
Eleanor Lowndes Stevenson, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, Duke University, Durham, NC. To the Editor: As nurses and AWHONN members, we applaud you and AWHONN for providing a strong nursing voice in support of covered health insurance in the public and private sector for women and families that require nonexperimental infertility treatment. The AWHONN (2014) Position Statement, Infertility Treatment as a Covered Health Insurance Benefit, that appears in the March/April edition of JOGNN in essence calls for more equitable healthcare. Only one half of women who experience fertility challenges will seek out treatment, and lack of access to insurance coverage for these services is one of the significant reasons why (Staniec & Webb, 2007).