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.
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 support services, physician referral and education. 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.
LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Fertile Hope Program
Fertile Hope is a LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
If you have fertility-related question or would like more information related to the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Fertile Hope program including how to access information on their financialassistance program, please go to http://www.fertilehope.org/financial-assistance/index.cfm
EMD Serono is the sole donor of fertility medication to oncology patients in need through LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Fertile Hope’s program. Since 2009, Over 1500 patients have received donations totaling more than $5 million worth of medication.
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.
conceiveonline.com is designed to provide information and support on getting pregnant, fertility, reproductive technologies, and adoption. It is the online version of Conceive magazine.
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.
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.
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.
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