The Pentagon will pay for troops to freeze their eggs and sperm

The program is designed to keep soldiers in active duty into their 20s and 30s

Published February 5, 2016 11:30AM (EST)

  (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)
(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

The Pentagon joins companies such as Facebook and Apple in funding the freezing of the reproductive cells of their employees, The New York Times first reported. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter initiated the pilot program to entice troops to remain in active duty during childbearing age. Watch our video for more.

By Katie Levingston

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