Additionally, Congress' prohibition on covering IVF and fertilization services for injured veterans is particularly ironic because the Department of Defense currently can and does cover those costs for injured active duty military personnel. In other words, a medical service now available to active duty members of the military vanishes the moment that a soldier leaves the service. Severely wounded service members are, understandably, more often focused on recovery than on the decision of whether to have a child or extend their family. For most, the desire to build a family comes after they have separated from the military, when the veteran and his/her partner feel ready to pursue that dream. Only then will they learn that the IVF coverage available to active duty service members has vanished.