The city says it's one of the few in the country to cover both gender affirmation surgery and fertility treatments.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The city of Pittsburgh will start offering fertility coverage to its employees for free.

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The city announced Tuesday that starting in 2021, employees covered under municipal healthcare plans will be offered two cycles of IVF.

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“The City of Pittsburgh is a welcoming place to work, where we are always looking to improve the quality of life for our employees and their families,” Mayor Peduto said in a statement.

A release from the city says they’re one of the few in the country offering health coverage for both gender affirmation surgery and fertility treatments.

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In 2017, Mayor Bill Peduto announced the city would offer health care coverage for surgical treatments for gender affirmation. The city’s also been covering mental health and hormonal therapy for people transitioning.