Couples facing fertility problems don’t have to face it alone. The following organizations can provide you and your partner with support and patient advocacy.
American Fertility Association (AFA)
The American Fertility Association, a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization is a lifetime resource for infertility prevention, reproductive health, and family building. AFA services and materials are provided free of charge to consumers and available to everyone without reservation. These services include an extensive online library, monthly online webinars, telephone and in-person coaching, a resource directory of physicians and other health care professionals, hosted message boards, daily fertility news, and a toll-free support line. The AFA also serves as a resource to lesbians and gay men desiring to create families.
Through a generous educational grant from EMD Serono, the AFA’s website features an Online Education Module section, with a range of PowerPoint presentations narrated by leading health care professionals.
The CADE Foundation
The Tinina Q. Cade Foundation (TQCF) is a nonprofit organization that serves the needs of families battling infertility. Through education and outreach, they support families struggling with infertility, and strive to educate outside communities about relevant and related issues. In addition, the TQCF also provides financial assistance to families pursuing infertility treatment or domestic adoption through the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation Family Building Grant. This dual approach distinguishes the foundation as the only organization of its kind in the nation.
Fertile Action is a cancer charity working to ensure fertile women touched by the disease can become mothers. Specifically, they Educate, Advocate, Support and Provide Financial Aid.
LIVESTRONG Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information and financial support to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
If you have fertility-related questions or would like more information regarding the Livestrong Foundation’s Fertility Discount Program, please go to livestrong.org/fertility.
EMD Serono is the sole donor of fertility medication to oncology patients in need through the Livestrong Fertility Discount Program. Since 2009, over 2300 patients have received donations totaling more than $8.8 million worth of medication.
Fertility for Colored Girls (FFCG)
FCG seeks to provide education, awareness, support and encouragement to African American women/couples and other women of color experiencing infertility and seeking to build the families of their dreams. Additionally, FFCG seeks to empower African American women.
Fertility Neighborhood is an educational resource developed by the Freedom Fertility Pharmacy. It provides information concerning many aspects of infertility and an active message board where people experiencing difficulty getting pregnant can interact. Supported by the Freedom Fertility Pharmacy, it ensures fertility patients receive timely medication at cost savings and provides around-the-clock, toll-free telephone answers to questions related to reproductive health.
Freedom Fertility Pharmacy™ specializes in the delivery of infertility medication, superior customer service, and patient support. The company features a specialized focus that makes it a leading fertility pharmacy with the experise and understanding to meet patient needs.
The Oncofertility Consortium
The Oncofertility Consortium is a nationwide initiative that was developed by Dr. Teresa Woodruff to address the complex health care and quality-of-life issues that young cancer patients face. Led by Northwestern University researchers, the group consists of a network of doctors, scientists, and scholars dedicated to the advancement of technologies that will provide improved fertility preservation options for people diagnosed with cancer (and other serious diseases) who must undergo treatments that threaten their fertility.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
This non-profit organization promotes reproductive health and ensures equal access to all family-building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. In addition, RESOLVE provides free support groups nationwide. Their mission is to provide timely, compassionate support and information to people who are experiencing infertility and to increase awareness of infertility issues through public education and advocacy.
Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR)
The Society for the Study of Male Reproduction’s (SSMR) purpose is to encourage the study, to evaluate the practice, and to improve the quality of care of the subfertile male through its members’ abilities to identify existing and emerging issues in the field.
STAND UP TO CANCER
Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.
SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. (INCIID)
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID – pronounced “inside”) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options. INCIID provides current information and immediate support regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infertility and pregnancy loss, and offers guidance to those considering adoption or childfree lifestyles.
In April of 2004, INCIID launched the first and only National IVF Scholarship Program for those who have medical need for IVF but who are without financial resources and insurance making the procedure out of their reach. Find out more about the scholarship.
The WEGO HealthInfertility Community is the home of Health Activists – vigorous advocates, avid connectors, daily contributors, and social media opinion leaders – dedicated to empowering women on their infertility journey. WEGO HealthActivists learn from each other, share opinions with health companies, and gain special access to experts, tools, and events.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine www.ASRM.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.CDC.gov
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology www.SART.org