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Calling All Survivors: Take a Study that Will Help Your Fellow Future Patients - blog post image

The Alliance for Fertility Preservation wanted to make you aware of an important and insightful study to understand how young women who have completed cancer treatment make decisions about their fertility, reproductive health, and planning for future parenthood. This is, of course, something we’re passionate about, which is why we want to help spread the…Details

AFP’s Response to FAFTA and Being an Advocate - blog post image

Being an advocate takes hard work and dedication. You need to be committed not just when you feel you’ve had a major accomplishment but especially when you feel like there’s still work that needs to be done. If you’re in New York and have been following the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA), you…Details

The Poppoff Radio Show with Mary Jane Popp interviews AFP Executive Director Joyce Reinecke, J.D. - blog post image

Joyce Reinecke, our Executive Director, is a guest on the fast-paced two hour Magazine-style Show, “The Popp of Show” hosted by Mary Jane Popp. In this segment, Joyce shares her own cancer diagnosis in her twenties, how it impacted her fertility and how it inspired her to become an infertility advocate for the 70,000 young…Details

Making An Impact in Fertility Preservation Legislation in Maryland - blog post image

One of the many objectives the Alliance for Fertility Preservation has been to share stories of those who have been diagnosed with or survived cancer and faced family-building challenges as a result. We aim to share these stories not only with other newly-diagnosed patients and survivors so they can learn about their options but also,…Details

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week (#NIAW) and Alliance for Fertility Preservation Needs You to Flip the Script! - blog post image

April 22nd – April 28th is National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) and the theme is, “Flip the Script”. RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, a group dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act, wants to change the conversation…Details

Global Framework for Oncofertility Care

Jay Palumbo on 29-Mar-2018

Global Framework for Oncofertility Care - blog post image

Interview with FUTuRE FERTILITY Study and G-Force: Global Framework for Oncofertility Care The Alliance for Fertility Preservation recently had the opportunity to sit and speak with Brigitte Gerstl, the International Program Manager of FUTuRE FERTILITY Study and G-Force: Global Framework for Oncofertility care. Despite international evidence about the benefits of fertility preservation and current national…Details

What Options (and When) to Consider for Fertility Preservation - blog post image

Recently, our very own Jennifer Levine, contributed to an abstract on premature menopause and the reproductive implications in survivors of childhood cancer. Dr. Levine has been active in helping to standardize guidelines for fertility preservation for children, adolescents and young adults through the European Group PanCare and a member of the International Harmonization Guidelines section on female Fertility Preservation….Details

Understanding the Barriers to Banking for Boys - blog post image

Less than half of adolescent and young adult males bank sperm before cancer treatment. We reached out to interview AFP Advisor James Klosky, PhD, a leading expert with newly published research from his work at St. Jude on the topic to learn why. When we asked Dr. Klosky, why he believes adolescent cancer patients might be opposed…Details

Opportunity and Rights for New York's Women and Girls: Access to Fertility Treatment. - blog post image

The Alliance for Fertility Preservation had the extreme pleasure of attending the press conference where the Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his “Opportunity and Rights Agenda for New York’s Women and Girls, 2018.” It was a packed audience made up of some men, but mostly women at the New-York Historical Society on January…Details

I’m Not Grateful for All of it, but I am Grateful for What I Learned - blog post image

Jeannine Canino Bieda – My name is Jeannine and I live in the Chicago area with my husband of 9 years. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36 with no family history, which changed the course of my life. I decided to share my story via social media to not only help me heal, but…Details