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Major Victory for Cancer Patients as New York Includes Coverage for Fertility Preservation in 2020 Budget - blog post image

Major Victory for Cancer Patients as New York Includes Coverage for Fertility Preservation in 2020 Budget

The New York State Legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo have just finalized the state’s 2020 budget, which provides for the coverage of all medically necessary fertility preservation procedures by ALL commercial insurers. It also provides for IVF coverage by large group health insurance plans. This extension of coverage marks a tremendous ga...

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

AFP’s Response to FAFTA and Being an Advocate

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 know that near t...

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

Making An Impact in Fertility Preservation Legislation in Maryland

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, to hel...

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

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

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 knowle...

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

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

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 Janua...

12 January
Get to Know (and help support) the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment (FAFTA) - blog post image

Get to Know (and help support) the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment (FAFTA)

Risa A Levine is an attorney in private practice in New York City. She serves on the Board of Directors of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and advocates on behalf of fertility patients on the state and federal level.

You're 29. You eat organic eggs and salads (mostly), but love your French fries...

19 December
The Power of A Patient: Achieving Fertility Preservation Coverage for Connecticut - blog post image

The Power of A Patient: Achieving Fertility Preservation Coverage for Connecticut

Earlier this year, Connecticut became the first state to pass legislation that guarantees insurance coverage for standard fertility preservation services. For patients who need these services due to a medical necessity – including undergoing chemotherapy or other fertility-threat...

14 September
CALL TO ACTION! Support Pending Fertility Preservation Legislation in New York - blog post image

CALL TO ACTION! Support Pending Fertility Preservation Legislation in New York

The primary barrier for cancer patients seeking to preserve their fertility is cost.

Sperm banking, embryo freezing and egg freezing cost thousands of dollars. Because these services are rarely covered by insurance, patients are typically left paying out of pocket in order to access these services. For many, especially while in the mid...

18 May
Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Illinois Disputed Embryos Case - blog post image

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Illinois Disputed Embryos Case

The Supreme Court of the United States refused to take up a case involving disputed embryos that were created for fertility preservation purposes.

The case, Szafranski v. Dunston, has garnered national attention. It arose after Karla Dunston, a doctor, was diagnosed in 2009 with lymphoma. Because her course of treatment presented the r...

08 March
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