Over 7 million U.S. couples (or 12%) encounter infertility issues annually and our research shows that over two-thirds of that population wait too long to seek fertility assistance. IntegraMed Fertility plays a leadership role and collaborates with the nation’s largest advocacy organizations to improve awareness of the issues surrounding infertility; provide much-needed education and support to fertility patients and their family/friends; fight anti-fertility treatment legislation; and support fertility legislation, such as The Family Act, that would make the cost of treatment more accessible millions of hopeful parents.
The American Fertility Association
Each year, IntegraMed Fertility underwrites a large-scale educational program with The AFA. In past years, we have funded the production of over two dozen videos that feature physicians and other fertility specialists within the Attain Fertility Network as well as Toolkits that provided support materials for specific audience segments, including gay family building and those coping with secondary infertility.
This year, IntegraMed Fertility is the proud sponsor of an important initiative to provide military personnel (active and veterans) valuable information about fertility preservation as well as the military benefits and resources available to them.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
IntegraMed Fertility works closely with RESOLVE to activate constituents – including our Attain Fertility Network physicians – to fight damaging anti-family building laws as well as show support important bills that will provide tax credits for infertility treatment. Each year, participates in RESOLVE’s National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW), the broaden awareness about infertility and the support available.
Last year and again this year, we are joining RESOLVE on Capitol Hill during Advocacy Day to meet with Senators and Representativesto ask them to support The Family Act, which will provide tax credits for IVF treatment.
Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of our work encompasses reproductive health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. P2P is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City.
Men Having Babies
Men Having Babies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was spun off in July 2012 from a program that ran at the NYC LGBT Center since 2005. It started as a peer support network for biological gay fathers and fathers-to-be, offering monthly workshops and an annual seminar. Over time, elaborate online resources were developed, the group’s mailing list expanded to about 2000 couples and singles from around the world, and it teamed up with LGBT family associations to develop similar programs in Chicago, San Francisco, LA, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Brussels.
Creating A Family: The National Infertility & Adoption Education Organization
Creating a Family is the national adoption & infertility education organization. Their mission is to provide support and unbiased information before, during and after adoption or fertility treatment to help create strong families. Check out their Five Core Values that they use to guide every decision. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and you can check out their financials and IRS Form 990 at GuideStar.
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society
PCRS is a global, interactive organization that champions the field of reproductive medicine. The Core Values we believe in are supportiveness, innovation, inclusiveness, collegiality, professional and personal development, and intimacy.
PCRS is a multidisciplinary medical specialty society providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians and allied healthcare professionals. PCRS offers the highest quality, innovative CME, designed and presented by thought leaders in reproductive medicine.
PCRS provides an outstanding forum for the exchange of information, and the advancement of the ideologies of reproductive medicine in a relaxed and collegial setting building relationships that foster the integration of current knowledge to ensure quality medical care for patients.
The Society operates for medical, educational and charitable purposes only.
PCRS is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors, and receives further volunteer oversight through our committees.
Fertility Matters Canada
Fertility Matters Canada (FMC) is the national organization that empowers Canadians to help reach their reproductive health goals by providing support, awareness, information and education; and promoting equal access to fertility treatments. They are Canada’s fertility resource.
FMC exists today to meet needs that may go unaddressed in the course of medical treatment, to reach out to those who may not be aware of the treatment options available, and to raise public awareness of infertility and the difficulty for some to access treatment. FMC reaches out to provide help on many levels. Front line assistance is a key part of FMC’s mission. They aim to connect with the 1 in 6 Canadians who are struggling to build their families. In 2007, another important outreach initiative, Canadian Infertility Awareness Week (CIAW), was instated to raise awareness and hope in the community.