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Originally published Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 1:20 PM

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Despite injuries, veterans can't get in-vitro help

In-vitro fertilization is available to active-duty military who have difficulty having babies without extra help, But veterans whose injuries make in-vitro their only path to children are not eligible for the extra help.

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SPOKANE, Wash. —

In-vitro fertilization is available to active-duty military who have difficulty having babies without extra help, But veterans whose injuries make in-vitro their only path to children are not eligible for the extra help.

The Spokesman-Review ( http://is.gd/QYKL91) reports that since 2003, more than 1,800 U.S. military members have suffered injuries in Iraq or Afghanistan that affect the reproductive tract.

But veterans find out that the government treats its active duty personnel and its veterans very differently when it comes to those who want to start a family despite injuries.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com

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