Nixed Nutz: Returning US Veterans With Genital Wounds Receive Little Help From Pentagon

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For the growing number of soldiers and Marines whose genitals are damaged or destroyed by blasts from improvised explosive devices while in combat, the Pentagon has decided it will not provide some critical reproductive health benefits. To put it bluntly, if you are sent to war and an IED blast blows off your testicles, the U.S. government will not pay for your wife to have in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination using donated sperm. The new policy, quietly adopted without announcement by the Defense Department, responds to the growing demands of the more than 1,800 veterans with genital wounds that the government that sent them to war now help them return to normal life, including raising a family. The policy authorizes payment for some reproductive procedures for the first time, including limited in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination...

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right wing men are all, except for the millionaire... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:41:56 AM
I'm sure this is a topic that the Pentagon hopes ... by Amanda Lang on Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012 at 1:40:08 PM