Volume 25
Issue 2
Winter '18

Inconceivable: How Barriers to Infertility Treatment for Low-Income Women Amount to Reproductive Oppression

Written By: Madeline Curtis

Abstract

This Note will demonstrate how low-income women may have a higher risk of infertility and how the combination of the high cost of treatment, a lack of routine insurance coverage, and the existence of societal barriers to treatment disproportionately affects those with a low socioeconomic status. Further, it will argue that because the Supreme Court has recognized the right to reproduce as one fundamental to American values, lack of access to infertility therapies today amounts to discriminatory reproductive oppression.

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