Fertility Within Reach (FWR) is a national non-profit organization providing education, coaching, and resources to empower individuals to advocate on their own behalf, create a consistent understanding of the disease of infertility, and promote reproductive health preservation. Where oncology factors into reproductive health, our Banking on the Future initiative supports patients’ access to reproductive cell preservation.
Preserving Your Future. One of the most effective strategies in the realm of preventative medicine is to bank reproductive cells before undergoing cancer treatment, as some cancer therapies may cause sterilization. Unfortunately, insurance plans rarely cover or support this resource and, as a consequence, it is vastly underutilized and results in much more costly and largely less effective – and sometimes ineffective – treatments for infertility later in life.
To counter this, FWR has teamed up with world-renowned urologist Dr. Paul Turek of The Turek Clinics. Our mission is simple: to ensure that cost is not the major obstacle preventing post-pubertal youths from banking their reproductive cells. Together with Dr. Turek, we work to eliminate the cost barrier by developing an affordable way for these adolescents to bank their reproductive cells at the time of their cancer diagnosis.
Banking on the Future serves post-pubertal oncology patients:
- Who are adolescents through young adults up to the age of 21.
- By offering individual grants to cover the cost of storing the necessary reproductive cells for youths who are about to begin cancer treatment which will impact their reproductive future.
- Through our agreements with several banking locations throughout the country so that we may provide nationwide coverage
Moving Forward and Protecting Your Future. Research shows that individuals diagnosed with infertility experience stress levels comparable to those of individuals diagnosed with cancer. We have an opportunity to prevent these young individuals from repeating their traumatic stress as adults and provide them with an opportunity to create a family.
Financial contributions allow Fertility Within Reach to provide this program to patients in need.
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Fertility Within Reach would like to share with you an important resource which provides essential information to empower you in your decisions about health care. Find here a free brochure on Fertility Preservation 101, provided by ReproTech.
Fertility Within Reach is a registered 501(c) (3) organization. For more information about our organization click here or contact the President and Co-Founder of Fertility Within Reach, Davina Fankhauser.
About Dr. Turek
Husband, father, and longboard surfer, Dr. Paul Turek is the world’s leading innovator in male reproductive health. Dr. Turek is founder and director of The Turek Clinics, located in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The practices are “clinical homes for men,” designed to provide state of the art medical treatment to men across the globe. Dr. Turek is a leader in the field, and has been invited to provide critical guidance at The White House and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A former Professor and Endowed Chair at the University of California San Francisco, Dr. Turek has pioneered innovative techniques for treating male infertility; including Testicular Mapping (also known as Sperm Mapping or FNA Mapping) a modern approach to microdissection — offering training and certification to peers who seek to perfect the technique — and has helped to popularize the No-Scalpel Vasectomy. Dr. Turek has published some of the highest success rates worldwide for vasectomy reversals, even in “older” vasectomies. He sits on the board of several high-profile organizations and is an advisor to the NIH, The White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Men’s Health Network, among others.A firm believer in giving back, he donates his time to several worthy causes, including a free clinic for the working uninsured that he helped co-found. In addition to being one of the most popular doctors on online, Dr. Turek blogs weekly about timely medical issues, solutions and innovations at Turek On Men’s Health.
We would like to thank EMD Serono for their generous support of the Banking on the Future program. To learn more about EMD Serono, please visit their website www.fertilitylifelines.com.