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Readout: AFP’s Texas Policy Forum


On April 17, 2024, the Alliance for Fertility Preservation hosted its Texas Policy Forum at III by Wolfgang Puck in Houston. The recent bill, HB 1649 (2023), established fertility preservation coverage for cancer patients in Texas. Attendees learned about the scope of HB 1649; heard from experts about the impacts of the coverage; and participated in discussions about how to best ensure patient access to the new benefit.

AFP Statement on Alabama Supreme Court Embryo Ruling


On Friday, February 16, 2024, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an alarming ruling, unencumbered by medical facts, that casts embryos as legally equivalent to living children. This unfortunate and uninformed ruling imperils the future of reproductive medicine, and with it, access to fertility preservation for cancer patients.

AFP Statement on Pope Francis’s Call for a Global Ban on Surrogacy


In a recent State of the World speech, Pope Francis deemed surrogate motherhood “despicable,” and called for a universal ban on its use. On behalf of the cancer patients and survivors we represent, the Alliance for Fertility Preservation felt compelled to respond to this declaration.

Cancer Survivorship Summit


On Monday, October 16, 2023, at Nova University in Davie, Florida, Joyce Reinecke delivered a presentation on cancer and fertility at U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Cancer Survivorship Summit.

She was honored to be included as a speaker alongside national cancer leaders and keynote speaker, First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden.

This important meeting brought together patients and survivors, as well as policy leaders, from across the country to highlight the ongoing needs faced by cancer survivors once their active treatment has ended.

ASRM Policy Matters Podcast with Guest Joyce Reinecke, Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation


On this episode of Policy Matters, ASRM is joined by Joyce Reinecke, executive director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation to talk about advocacy.

Upcoming Event: Celebrating 10 Years of Impact


Join us Monday, August 21st, 2023, as we recognize our Board Members and Honoree, Senator Anthony Portantino, author of SB600, for the 10 years of work that has brought fertility preservation access to over 50 million Americans.

Connect with your reproductive and oncology colleagues, patients and survivors, our nonprofit partners, and others who’ve been touched by cancer and fertility as we celebrate program and policy advances we’ve achieved over the last decade.

2022 Hope Award for Advocacy Presented to Alliance for Fertility Preservation


On Monday, November 14, 2022, at RESOLVE’s Night of Hope Gala in New York City, the Alliance for Fertility Preservation was awarded the 2022 Hope Award for Advocacy.

RESOLVE’s The annual awards recognize standout contributions to the family building community. The AFP sees its advocacy work as the flagship of its brand and the culmination of pioneering work initiated by many of its board members, as well as the hard work over the last several years by its staff and partner organizations.

AFP Statement After the Overturn of Roe v. Wade


The Alliance for Fertility Preservation affirms its commitment to provide fertility preservation resources and to advocate for access to services for our patients during this challenging time.

MedPage Today


Fighting Cancer at the Cost of Future Parenthood — Access to fertility preservation services is key for those facing treatment-induced infertility

“You will never be a mom.”

These were not the words that were said, of course, but these were the words I heard.

It was 1998, a lifetime ago, and still the shock reverberates through my body. My moderately charmed, mostly on-track life was in free fall from my cancer diagnosis.

The 19th*


‘A bigger hit than the cancer itself’: How some states are working to help cancer patients with infertility

A bill in Texas has stalled, but this year Utah joined other states that have tried to make procedures including egg, embryo and sperm freezing more accessible to those getting treatment.

Huffington Post


Cancer Patients Pay Thousands To Save Their Fertility. New Laws Aim To Change That.

As a way to fix this oversight, fertility advocates like the Alliance for Fertility Preservation and the group that it co-founded, the Coalition to Protect Parenthood After Cancer, have begun lobbying state legislatures…

The Salt Lake Tribune


This bill would help some Utah cancer patients preserve their fertility

Rep. Ray Ward’s son was in 10th grade when he started to not feel well. One day, Ward said, he felt a lump “the size of a potato” in his son’s abdomen, and a doctor told them that he had cancer.

Now, about a decade later, his son is healthy and doing well, “and we’re very thankful for that,” Ward told other legislators Thursday.

Ulman Foundation Press Release


Governor Hogan Signs Legislation Making Fertility Preservation Affordable for Young Adult Cancer Patients

Young cancer patients have already suffered enough, and they deserve the chance at a full and complete future after cancer. This coverage protects that chance.” – Joyce Reinecke, Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation…

New York Press Release

Families, Advocates Praise Passage of IVF & Fertility Preservation Insurance Reforms in NY State Budget

Ensuring this coverage will allow newly diagnosed New Yorkers to focus on their cancer treatment, while knowing that their ability to one day have a family is being valued and protected,” said Joyce Reinecke, Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation…

The Baltimore Sun


Maryland lawmakers pass legislation to help preserve the fertility of cancer patients

“We really believe it is medically necessary for patients and we think insurers should be obligated to cover it,” Reinecke said.

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA


Letters: Support Stokes’ cancer bill

For the past two years Critical Mass: The Young Adult Cancer Alliance has been working state-by-state with advocates and organizations like the Alliance for Fertility Preservation…

ASCO Guidelines Update


Fertility Preservation in Patients With Cancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update

Kutluk Oktay, Brittany E. Harvey, Ann H. Partridge, Gwendolyn P. QuinnJoyce Reinecke, Hugh S. Taylor, W. Hamish Wallace, Erica T. Wang, and Alison W. Loren

CURE Magazine


Bizarre Coincidence Sparks Oncofertility Conversations

“Increases in survivorship have driven a focus toward quality of life and late effects … and forced the oncology community to look at what is going to happen long term,” Joyce Reinecke, J.D., Executive Director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation

St. Jude Children’s Research Center Hospital’s LTFU

Autumn 2017

A Vocation to Help Survivors Preserve Fertility. (n.d.). LTFU Update, Autumn 2017, 5

Joyce was recently interviewed for St. Jude Children’s Research Center Hospital’s LTFU (Long-Term Follow-Up Study) Update newsletter in an article entitled, “A Vocation to Help Survivors Preserve Fertility”.