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 Clinic. 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.
Please become a part of our team and make a tax-deductible donation today.
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Click here to apply for the Banking on the Future program.
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. General information about our organization can be found at www.FertilityWithinReach.org. For more information about our organization and this project, please contact the President and Co-Founder of Fertility Within Reach, Davina Fankhauser, via telephone (857) 636-8674 (mobile) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Turek Clinic, founded in 2008, is a leading men’s health practice specializing in male infertility, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair and other minimally invasive procedures using innovative and leading-edge techniques with success rates that are among the highest in the world. Its director, Dr. Paul Turek, FACS, FRSM, is President of the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology and is a recipient of a prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for research designed to help infertile men to become fathers. For more information, visit TheTurekClinic.com. A complete biography of Dr. Turek is available on Wikipedia.
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.