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Topic - Tom Tarantino
The number of veterans who have their reproductive organs damaged in combat is growing, leading a top senator to propose legislation that would make fertility care a bigger part of Veterans Affairs hospitals' missions.
As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in the fall of 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.
For American troops, the Iraq conflict has ended and the Afghanistan War is winding down at a time when the U.S. economy is struggling and unemployment statistics for veterans are stark.
"You have young men and women, 18 to 30 years old who were planning on starting families. Suddenly, they can't do it through traditional means because they've suffered a blast injury below the waist," he said.
"Starting a family is a two-person job," he said. "Part of the treatment of that injury is bringing your spouse in. It's not only appropriate, but necessary to take care of the spouse or, medically if they needed to use a surrogate, a surrogate."