Mollie Walker and Lauren Brown met when they were five years old and instantly became friends. Their paths became intertwined again at an older age but this time it was due to their own infertility struggles. After both participated at RESOLVE's Federal Advocacy Day, they felt a deep desire to give their pain a purpose and bring awareness and change at a state level. Together, they created Tennessee Fertility Advocates and are excited and optimistic for what's to come.
Suffering in Silence: Mollie Walker’s Infertility Journey “It’s important for women to know that they shouldn’t give up and they are not alone.” She recommends that families explore fertility options that might be covered by their employers. Mollie has become an advocate for fertility coverage in the workplace.
Tennessee Fertility Advocates is a group for constituents who are advocating for fertility friendly legislation in Tennessee. We want to join our voices, our stories, our connections and our research to create change and improve family building in the state of TN.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at TNFertilityAdvocates@gmail.com
“Infertility is a serious health condition that impacts at least one in six women in the U.S. One-third of states in America have passed legislation requiring insurers to cover or offer coverage for infertility diagnosis and treatment. For Americans with infertility who live or work in states without these protections, the infertility journey is financially devastating. But it doesn't have to be this way. We call on the Tennessee State General Assembly to follow established precedent and pass legislation to ensure that Tennesseans who suffer from the disease of infertility have access to affordable medical care.”
Dr. Erica C. Kaye MD, MPH
"Parenthood is fundamental to our very existence and identity. For too many who suffer from the disease of infertility, cost is the greatest barrier to overcome to fulfill their dreams of parenthood. By providing insurance coverage for fertility treatments and fertility preservation, we can increase access so that Tennessee families can afford the medical treatments necessary to have the child that they so long for and deserve."
Chelsea Caldwell, Esq. - Midwest Fertility Law Group, PLC