The top news stories in primary care today.
Only 7% of adults and 2% of children have received the latest COVID shot in the month since it was released. Dr. Camille Kotton of Harvard Medical School called the numbers “abysmal” and urged better public education efforts. Supply chain issues also are to blame. Many Americans went to pharmacies for the shot only to find out it wasn’t there.
The definition for infertility has been expanded to include LGBTQ women and single women. "This inclusive definition helps ensure that anyone seeking to build a family has equitable access to infertility treatment and care," Jared Robins, MD, ASRM's chief executive officer, said in a press release. Experts are unsure how insurance companies will interpret the new decision.
Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation that would provide at least seven days of paid leave after a pregnancy loss. Miscarriages occur in 10% to 20% of pregnancies. While many employers already offer this, this legislation would establish a national standard. If passed, employees would not have to provide proof of loss to employers.