Amazon is expanding its family-building support program outside of Canada and the U.S., making it available to full-time, part-time and hourly employees in 50 additional countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
In partnership with Maven Clinic, a virtual clinic for women’s and family health, the organization will give employees and their partners free access to board-certified reproductive endocrinologists (fertility doctors), obstetricians, gynecologists, nutritionists, mental-health providers, adoption coaches and other care providers.
Amazon employees can also access free local support through a care advocate who’ll help them navigate their fertility and family-building journey, provide referrals to high-quality clinics or agencies and advise them on local family-building guidelines. Virtual care is available through video or message chat with doctors, nurses, coaches and other experts across 35 languages.
“Maven is an employee-friendly benefit that takes the guesswork out of the family-building process, which can often be confusing and overwhelming,” said Lian Neeman, global director of benefits at Amazon, in a press release. “Our benefits are designed to care for all of our employees’ needs and that means ensuring they have the resources they need to live their best lives, regardless of their personal circumstances. Maven’s approach to fertility and family-building supports our employees around the world and is tailored to each person.”