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Tell Governor Cuomo that up-to-date infertility treatments need to be covered by health insurance in New York

Learn More About the Coalition

Find out more about the Coalition to Help Families Struggling Infertility and the broad range of community organizations, advocacy groups and hospitals that support the Coalition’s mission.

See Sponsors of Legislation in New York State

Find out who the sponsors and cosponsors are of the latest iteration of the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA) and see the actual proposed law.

Why Families Need Your Help

Some families can only have a baby with modern infertility treatments

These treatments are not required to be covered by health insurance in New York
“Infertility cuts across socioeconomic levels, and all racial, ethnic and religious lines… In fact, cost is the number one barrier to seeking family building assistance, since 46% of affected people lack insurance coverage for infertility disease treatment… We urge the Legislature to pass this bill.”

Our Mission

To ensure everyone in New York who needs fertility preservation medical treatment to prevent iatrogenic infertility due to cancer or other disease has access to that treatment, and that it is covered by health insurance as the standard of care.
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Vision

The Coalition to Help Families Struggling with Infertility avocates for health insurance coverage in New York to cover infertility treatments, so the 1 in 8 New Yorkers that struggle with infertility can have access to modern, up-to-date fertility treatments and perhaps have the baby of their dreams.

Our Goals

Advocate for changes in New York State policy to achieve fertility treatment coverage for the 1 in 8 New Yorkers that want to have a baby but cannot because they suffer from the disease of infertility.

Bring together stakeholders to unify efforts and maximize impact

It is time to update New York’s Fertility Law

“Improvements in cancer treatment have made it possible for more people to live longer, healthier lives after cancer. But many of these new therapies also carry a risk of affecting the ability to have children…In 2014, approximately 500 men and 900 women ages 18-45 began treatment for cancer at MSK. About 50% of these patients received treatment that poses a risk of infertility…

Although many patients want to pursue fertility preservation, financial costs pose a significant obstacle, preventing many from accessing this technology. MSK believes that having cancer should not preclude someone from having biological children. Passage of the Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act would enable our patients and others across New York State to have access to these important services.”