When Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga vowed to expand national health insurance coverage for infertility treatment that can cost millions of yen, it shed light on the struggles that come with the treatment.

Going through the treatment is, for many, physically, emotionally and financially draining, to say the least. Suga has offered to ease the financial element, lifting a huge burden for the people, mostly women, going through the treatment.

But at the same time, money is not the only problem they face, and experts cite a need to create a better environment making it easier for people to undergo the treatment.