Amazon, Maven Clinic Will Offer Reproductive Care to Millions

Maven Clinic and Amazon are collaborating to provide reproductive and family-building help to Amazon employees in 50 non-United States and non-Canadian countries.

Through this alliance, some nations' residents working for Amazon and its partners will access all of Maven's services, including OB-GYNs, dietitians, and mental health professionals board-certified in reproductive endocrinology.

According to the World Health Organization, reproductive health is more than just the absence of disease or infirmity; it also refers to a person's whole physical, mental, and social well-being as it relates to their reproductive system, activities, and processes. One must have the ability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when, and how frequently to do so to be in excellent reproductive health.

Now, more than a million qualified employees, including full-time, part-time, and hourly Amazon employees, will have access to the program. Along with their partners, they will have free access to board-certified reproductive endocrinologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, nutritionists, mental health providers, adoption coaches, and other care providers through Maven.

Several well-known women, including Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Natalie Portman, and Reese Witherspoon, as well as companies including General Catalyst, CVS Health Ventures, and Intermountain Health's venture capital arm, have contributed to its $300 million funding round.

We're delighted to support Amazonians around the world as they plan and grow their families. There are too many barriers to care in healthcare systems that were not built around the needs of women and families, and Amazon is cutting through that complexity by making it exceptionally easy for their employees to access high-quality, personalized care in their own language at any hour of the day or night.

- Founder and CEO of Maven Clinic, Kate Ryder

In America, one in eight teams had trouble becoming pregnant, and 79% of LGBTQ+ workers said they'd consider quitting their present position for one that offered better family planning coverage. Employers may improve workplace equity and boost employee loyalty by providing fertility benefits.

According to FertilityIQ's 2019-2020 Family-Building Workplace Index, about two-thirds of employees who got reproductive perks felt more devoted to the business.

The Amazon director of global benefits, Lian Neeman told CNBC that this trip has many alternatives, so having a company-provided resource that assists you only in that journey is a worldwide need.

The services are offered for free to Amazon employees in these locations:

  • Asia-Pacific: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
  • Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru
  • Middle East and Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates


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Bill Fotsch
prefix 7 months ago
So nice to read an article on reproductive rights that drives more healthy babies.