Frequently Asked Questions
What's this issue all about
Why does infertility matter to me in NY
What can be done to help families with infertility
Why do families need our help
How can I help
Join us and tell the New York Legislature to help our state’s families by requiring health insurers to cover fertility medical treatments that are recommended by doctors based on the ages of the patients and the medical diagnosis. The additional cost to a health insurance policy would be very small and far outweighs the benefits to families and society.
Can my joining the Coalition really help the cause
Yes! Your voice – along with others from around state will help send a message to the Legislature and the Governor that #FAFTA must be passed this year. The more that people speak out, the more likely that this pro-baby, pro-family health insurance coverage becomes law. There are no contributions involved-just listing your group as a member of the coalition on the attached letter to the New York Legislature.
What does fertility preservation have to do with cancer
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery can cause infertility. Approximately 10% of all new cancer patients are diagnosed while they are still in their reproductive years – under age 45. For many of these patients, the treatment they need to save their lives might make them infertile, so they need to think about sperm banking and egg freezing in order to protect their ability to have children in the future.
Who else supports FAFTA
Statewide and local groups have already joined (see logos below). All these groups have a variety of other legislative issues they care about, but supporting pro-baby legislation to help couples have a baby is something that unites all of them. The variety of groups reflects how important helping couples have a baby is.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to improve the lives of women and men living with infertility. The largest charity that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media, the non-profit, Stupid Cancer, also supports our effort.