Science
6:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Kentucky Receives C Grade in Study's "Fertility Scorecard"

Kentuckians struggling to conceive a child may have some difficulty finding some help, according to a new study conducted by nonprofit group RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. The state earned a C ranking.

The research considers the count of fertility specialists in each state, as well as the number of women with conception issues and whether the state has laws that require insurance providers to cover treatments. According to the study, just over 93,000 Kentucky women had physical issues with becoming pregnant or carrying a child full term. 

Kentucky’s report card also shows one fertility specialist in the whole state, and insurance providers do not have to cover fertility treatments. However, some universities and private institutions offer fertility care around the state.

WKMS’s home Calloway County is home to numerous OBGYNs.

The organization only noted fertility clinics accredited by Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Other criteria of the study include services Resolve is involved in, such as the number of support groups the organization has in the state.

Neighboring states Tennessee and Illinois received D and A ratings, respectively. Follow this link for the full results.