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of IVF cycles and embryos. Lee switched gears. She put her legal mind to work to help lead RESOLVE's efforts to counteract policies hostile to the interests of men and women trying to have babies. This clash brought into focus for Lee that infertility was not being treated fairly in society: "Few health insurance policies covered it, and now politicians were tak- ing aim at us. From that moment, achieving fairness for individuals try- ing to start a family became my goal," explains Lee. In 2010, Lee authored a bill to improve the infertility insurance cover- age in Massachusetts, which is one of just eight U.S. states with an insur- ance mandate requiring qualified employers to include IVF coverage in their health plans. Lee was clear about the positive impact of insurance coverage. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (August 2002) found that in states requiring insurance for IVF, the rate of triplets is significantly lower than in states where patients have to pay out of pocket. The authors of the study noted that mandatory coverage Lee, with Representative Joe Kennedy III, is one of the hundreds of infertility volunteers who meet with their congressional representatives at RESOLVE's annual Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Children's Books Find a list of books for children conceived by donor sperm, egg, embryo, or gestational carrier at CreatingAFamily.org, a National Infertility & Adoption Education nonprofit. Wish, The Pea That Was Me, and The Very Kind Koala are three of the many titles. C O U R T E S Y O F L E E R U B I N C O L L I N S 135 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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