Dr. Adamson was interviewed by Peter Crush of TLNT – Talent Management & HR about employers and fertility benefits.
“Fertility and family-forming is a problem that has been with us for a long time, and it’s one that’s only gradually being talked about – in part because of these company-provided perks,” says Dr David Adamson, the eminent reproductive endocrinologist; former president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the CEO of ARC Fertility.
Speaking exclusively to TLNT, he says: “Demand for fertility treatment is high, with data that suggests around 30% of Americans have either used fertility treatments or know someone who has. The fact employers can provide support for this means that in my personal opinion, issues around gender inequality are tackled, and the health of society in general benefits.”
According to Adamson there are clear employer benefits of providing such perks. He says: “For employees struggling with fertility, data shows that they have lower productivity at work; less engagement and more mental health problems. When it’s addressed by companies however, these issues are positively impacted, as are DEI goals.” He adds: “It’s critical employers are supportive of family-forming. Everyone has a right to be able to form a family. These benefits don’t just help heterosexuals, but those from the LGBTQ+ community and employers rightly understand how disruptive it can be when employees feel unable to control when they have children.”